Upcoming Workshops 2018
“Drawing and Painting with Enamel” June 15-17, 2018
This workshop will focus on drawing and painting techniques with special materials unique to enamels, including underglaze pencils and pigments, watercolor enamels and China Paints! All levels welcome.
2100 Smallman Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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“Master Class: Watercolor Enameling” May 4-6, 2018
Learn to draw and paint with the limitless possibilities of enameling using transparent and opaque colors on copper, fine and sterling silver! Explore color and imagery with the timeless, versatile Limoges enamel techniques and create beautiful pieces inspired from the beauty of your personal photographs, drawings or natural surroundings. Students will be guided through techniques of basic sifting, followed by underglaze and overglaze materials, and watercolor enamels to create stunning enameled miniature paintings designed to be set in jewelry.
Barbara McFadyen – $250 – Friday-Sunday, 6:30-9:30pm (Fri) & 9am-5pm (Sat & Sun)
“Enameled and Embellished” TBD
Create your own books covers through this four-day workshop in Enameling for bookmaking! Drawing with oxide pencils, painting with watercolor and china paint techniques will allow students to create beautiful, enduring enamel covers for handmade books. Just as medieval illuminated books were often enhanced with colorful Cloissoné and Champlevé enamel, the contemporary enamel techniques explored in this class will allow the student to transform personal drawings and designs into unique covers for accordion and pamphlet style books.
Center for Enamel Arts
Silvera Jewelry School
Berkley, CA 510-526-3668
ALCHEMY4: January 21st- April 29th 2018
Alchemy4, sponsored by The Enamelist Society, features the work of 98 artists chosen for the 16th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition, located in our Gasparrini galleries, and the 12th International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition, located in our Keeler galleries. The objects in the exhibition are divided into three categories: jewelry, objects and wall sculpture. The exhibition features some of the most prominent enamelists working today and highlights enameling techniques and innovations within the field, while also featuring work by students from accredited degree programs throughout the world.
The Metal Museum
Gasparrini & Keeler Galleries
Handcrafted 2018 Juried Exhibition: January 26th- May 13th 2018
Juried by Will Hinton. The Handcrafted Juried Exhibition features artists from around the nation specializing in craft media including: clay, metal, wood, fiber, stone, paper, glass, and more.
Maria V Howard Imperial Arts Center
Rocky Mount NC
By Hand: An International Fine Crafts Biennial: January 19th – March 3rd 2018
Juried by Brigitte Martin. By Hand is an international biennial fine craft competition. Hand items include everything from furniture, elegant vases and jewelry to wall hangings, pottery and sculpture made by hand from glass, wood, metal and fiber.
Blue Line Arts
UNT Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Lineages: February 9th – March 16th 2018
The exhibition will feature the work of metalsmithing and jewelry graduate students in the College of Visual Arts and Design program at the University of North Texas next to the pieces of the mentors. Invitation as mentor by faculty member Sarah Loch-Test
UNT on the Square
Recently Closed Exhibitions
Vitreous Voices: The Enamel Traditions of East Carolina University
Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville NC
January 5th- 25th 2018
A Juried Exhibition Curated by Robert Ebendorf and Barbara McFadyen
Exhibition Catalog by designed and produced by Barbara McFadyen available for $20. mailto:Bnmcfadyen@gmail.com
Vitreous Voices honors the tradition of enameling at East Carolina University as it recognizes its leaders and those who have carried this tradition forward; featuring 70 diverse works in enamel by 23 alumni and 5 professors.
Exhibition catalog available for purchase for $20. Please contact Barbara if you would like a copy.