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2006 February Book Reviews

Contemporary Enameling – Art and Techniques by Lilyan Bachrach 256 pp., 550 color photos, 8-1/2″ x 1 1″ hard cover. ISBN: 0-7643-2355-5. Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Rd., Atglen, PA 19310 Lilyan Bachrach’s…

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2008 Mexican Enamel Exhibition

Last April 2008, at Galeria Medellin 174,in Mexico City, under the name of “Esmaltes Sobre Metales,” two artists exhibited their enamels: Alejandro Flores Horta, *EN RE 2,” and Maitza Morillas, “Incandescencias.”…

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2009 AJDC New Talent Award

Jewelry artist Leila Tai was honored by the American Jewelry Design Council as the Grand Prize winner of its 2009 New Talent Award at a ceremony on Monday, July 27 at the JA New York Summer Show in the Javits Convention Center. Petals Ring The AJDC…

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2009 Barcelona School Enamel Exhibition

Nuria L. Ribalta and her students from Barcelona School had an exhibition of their enamel works in France from the middle of October to November 17. The 2009 Barcelona School Enamel Exhibition’s theme was animals and insects with the…

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2009 Radiance Enamel Exhibition

Gallery 21, an all-white exhibition space in Spanish Village, San Diego, California, became home to the enamel exhibition, RADIANCE from October 3-25,2009. This square room, with a bank of windows on one wall, was transformed by Studio 5’s…

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An Interview with Leila Tai

In this article, renowned enamelist Leila Tai discusses her many motivations and inspirations as well as her creative process in making her award-winning works. When and how did you become involved in enameling? I took classes at the Kulicke-Stark…

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Applicator for Crumbs (Enamel Lumps)

Applicator for Crumbs (Enamel Lumps) If you have worked with small lumps or tiny crumbs of enamel or glass to produce jewel effects, you know they can be troublesome – putting them exactly where you want them – especially in confined…

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Atelier d’Artisanat du Centre-Ville

The Atelier d’Artisanat du Centre-Ville Inc., Montreal, Quebec, was founded in 1971 as an answer to rising problems of unemployment and poverty in the downtown area of Montreal. From the outset, it was apparent that those using the…

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Award-winning artist Karen Jablonski

Karen Jablonski is an award-winning artist from Monticello, Georgia, who works in the medium of painting enamel, among other media. Her richly detailed semi-abstract enamels often contain hidden images, symbols and patterns, inviting…

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Barbara Nakae

Barbara Nakae 1922 – 2006 Barbara Nakae of Newcastle, CA, born April 24, 1922, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on February 6, 2006. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Barbara is survived by her husband of 37 years,…

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Book Review Camille Faure

Camille Fauré: Impossible Objects Cork Marcheschi lSBN 615-13229-4 172 pages; full color; 11 x 9 inches This book demands to be opened. What the eye sees instantly provokes excitement to the viewer…or disgust. Carnival eye candy,…

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Book Reviews Feb 2005

The Art of Enameling; Techniques, Projects, Inspiration by Linda Darty Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co. 2004; ISBN 1-57990-507-2; 176 pages, full color. Order From Thompson Enamel, cost is $24.95 USD + $3.95 for US Delivery;…

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Cécile Chancerel

Cécile Chancerel, jeweler and enameler in La Baule, France, received “Le Grand Prix des Métiers d’Art” (the Grand Prize of the Trades of Art of SEMA 2006) in November 2006, with her modular necklace in enamels on precious…

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Cecilie Hveding

I attended a school for goldsmiths in Norway and worked as an apprentice for a total of 3 years before going for my exams in filigree work in 1983. The one year at the goldsmith school in Oslo, (the capital where I also was born and raised), we were…

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Enamel Arts From Korea and Japan Exhibition

The Korean Enamelling Artist Association celebrates its 22nd year in 2004. The group is host to the Contemporary Enamel Arts from Korea and Japan Exhibition by inviting the Japan Enamelling Artist Association. Enjoying the Cool of Evening,…

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Enameled Lava Workshop

Couleurs de Crateres is an enameled lava workshop, established by Mrs. Nathalie Fourniat in 2001 in the Auvergne region of France. The region consists of inactive volcanoes, lakes, rivers, pasture land, and 500 million old rocks. Due to entrapped…

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Ewa Buksa Klinowska

I have been an artist in enamelling for nine years. In 1999, I took a specialist jewellery course with completely different techniques. The goldsmith conducting the course showed me a beautiful Russian powder compact with a blue champlevé…

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Gabor Forgo

How did you become involved in enameling? Observing the World. 21×21 cm. Wall panel, sgrafitto technique. 1991. This happened accidentally. Having seen some enamel pictures in an exhibition, the quality and intensity of colors highly…

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Glass on Metal 2008 Book Review

Painted Enamels – An Illustrated Survey 1500-1920 by Erika Speel Published by Lund Humphries, Hampshire, England, 2008 Hard cover, 10-3/4″ x 8-3/4″, Illustrated jacket, 256 pages, 80 illustrations   Order from: Thompson

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Harold Balazs: Large Scale Enamel Workshop

From March 21 through March 24, 2007, The W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation held a Large Scale Enamel Workshop featuring Harold Balazs of Mead, Washington. Participants enjoyed learning Harold’s inspired and creative working methods,…

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Isabelle Schwarzer and Daniel Gunther

Where did you learn to enamel? Daniel: I had completed my high school diploma 2001 at the Walter Gropius compartment-Highschool for formation (design) in Erfurt. The education is modeled after the former Bauhaus school in Weimar, comprised…

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Jessica Calderwood

Jessica Calderwood’s work consists of enamels that walk a fine line between the beautiful and the bizarre. The process of enameling is an ancient art, historically used as a way to create archival images and color on functional objects.…

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Komako Okumura

When and how did you become involved in enameling? I saw great work of enamel in an art museum eight years ago, and I was very impressed. That’s how and when I became involved in enameling. Front, “Toward the sky, with dreams on the wings,”…

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Larissa Podgoretz

I was introduced to enameling during a required Enamels course at the Bezalel Academy Jewelry Department. We were given an exercise in each of the techniques and simultaneously were taught a method of systematic experimentation, i.e. learn…

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Marge Widmar Retrospective

A Retrospective exhibition of the work of Marge Widmar, an artist from Westlake, Ohio, was held at the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Lorain Community College February 24 to March 17, 2006. Marge has been enameling for over thirty years, and…

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New Zealand Enamelling

When one looks at a world map to find New Zealand, it’s easily overlooked due to its location and size. This “spec of land” in the vast Southern Ocean, made up of two islands, is nevertheless a thousand miles long, with a population…

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Online Enamel Art Gallery

Glass on Metal Magazine is excited to announce the development of an online enamel art gallery, located on the internet at http://www.glass-onmetal. com./gallery/. Our online gallery offers enamelists the opportunity to display their…

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Peggy Kaplan

I started in enameling 40 years ago by accident. 10 Commandments. 3’x6’. Wall Hanging. Copper enamel, stained glass. Brass tablets. Private Collection, Ft. Smith, Arkansas. I had been a commercial artist for 20 years at that time (commercial…

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Sansone Studio

Sometime around 1989 or 1990, I got a call from a friend, Steve Kissler, who owned a small gift shop in Old Town, Mariemont, Ohio. The store was called The Shaker Seed Box and featured furniture, boxes and accessories made in the Shaker style.…

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Sascha Brastoff and His Talents

Sascha Brastoff was known for his talent and ability in many fields of art, both performing and visual, both fine art and fine craft. He was also one of our own, an enamel on metal artist, however that was just a small part of his output. He was born…

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Serik Rysbekov

Serik became acquainted with enamel while studying at college. He graduated in 1988 with the specialty of “Art Processing of Metal.” Later he became a professor at an art college and he worked mainly in painting. In 1991, he started…

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Terry Gay Puckett: Retrospective Exhibition

Editor’s Note: Terry’s Retrospective Exhibition had more than 30 enamels. The Retrospective Catalog has 26 pages with 31 illustrations. There are 14 enamels depicted (some of the enamels are as large as 17 x 14 inches). The…

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The Enamel Arts Foundation Goals

Bernard N. Jazzar, President of the Board of Directors of the newly formed Enamel Arts Foundation, announces that the Foundation has received a non-profit designation by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) educational and cultural institution. The Enamel…

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The Enamelware of Ben Caldwell

Ben Caldwell is a painter, copper and silver smith, musical instrument builder, and inventor. He trained at the Studio School of New York under Charles Cajori, an abstract expressionist who exhibited with William de Kooning in the 1960s.…

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The Enamelware of Bev Yokley

The sun rises over the tree line and spreads its light across the fields. The horse, donkey, and pot-bellied pig are ready for breakfast. So is the cat. However, “Dusty”, the Border Collie, will not eat until she is certain all is…

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The Enamelware of Leila Tai

Jewelry artist Leila Tai is renowned for her extraordinary one-of-a-kind pieces celebrating perfection in nature and for her masterful use of the 15th Century technique “plique a jour.” Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon,…

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The Enamelware of Pat Peat O’Neil

Pat Peat O’Neil, now ninety-two, started enameling in Girl Scouts when she was sixteen. They used a torch to fire pieces in a large tin-can muffle, setting on a stand that straddled burning logs. Later she graduated from the School of…

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The Enamelware of Radka Urbanova

Radka’s first encounter with enamel was in early childhood. She used to go to an Orthodox Church with her father and at the end of the service all participants kissed small enamel cross held by the priest. The cross possessed unique, extraordinary…

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The Enamelware of Sean Alton

My affair with precious metals began while working with my father a talented jeweler who worked with spring movement. He once made a life-sized rose in gold that would bloom. It weighed a pound and a half, and a pull of a green gold leaf on the stem…

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The Jewelry of Patsy Croft

“Bright colors we can find only in nature, quality craftsmanship that will outlast the seasons, and a promise to do my part with the gifts I’ve been given” – Patsy Croft, Alohi Lani Designs, Orange Beach, Alabama.…

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The Life and Art of Sascha Brastoff

Sascha Brastoff was known for his talent and ability in many fields of art, both performing and visual, both fine art and fine craft. He was also one of our own, an enamel on metal artist, however that was just a small part of his output. Early Life…

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The Works of Solveig Haukaas

Solveig Haukaas started to work in an enamel workshop in Bergen, Norway when she was near 17 years old. One day of each week she attended art school and in the evenings she studied accounting. After four years of study, she made an examination…

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Tricia Young

Along with a desire to know how things work and how to do things, I have had a lifelong fascination with the vibrant colors of enameling. So, when in late 2002, I received a telephone call from Falcher Fusager, whom most people know under his trade…

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W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation Workshops

This second conference, sponsored by the W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation proves to be an exciting week of activities, lectures, hands-on experience, and fun! The Second W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation Conference will be held August…