Archive for September 2015

Part II: What Is Missing From This Picture?

This is the second of our two-part series, Challenges and Opportunities for Artists Who Choose Enamel, an essay by our intern Zhou Zoe Yuan. You can read the first part here.

We welcome comments on this article! Do you agree with the challenges and opportunities described here? What has your own experience been? Post in the comments section below or write us at gro.r1516289714etnec1516289714leman1516289714e@gol1516289714b1516289714



Fred Ball's wall installation Valley Fields at the Raley's corporate headquarters in Sacramento, CA - comprised of many smaller pieces

Visitors admire “Valley Fields,” a large-scale wall installation by Fred Ball, at Raley’s corporate headquarters in Sacramento, CA.

Enamel Exhibitions – Where Are They?

In addition to the dearth of educational resources, another major obstacle facing contemporary enamelists is Read More →

Is Enameling a Dying Art?

We are delighted to share with you a two-part essay, Challenges And Opportunities for Artists Who Choose Enamel, by our intern Zhou Zoe Yuan, a fourth-year student at California College of the Arts. It is an excellent exploration of enamel’s place in the art world and a wonderful starting point for a discussion of these issues.

Challenges And Opportunities for Artists Who Choose Enamel, Part I

by Zhou Zoe Yuan

A Little History


Enameled vessel, 2360, by June Schwarcz, who began her enameling career in the 1950s. Collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation.

Enameling, the art of fusing glass to metal, is relatively invisible in the art world today. Read More →

Helen Elliott: Enamel on Steel

Elliott workingHere, we have shared portions of an interview that Helen Elliott conducted with the Enamel Guild Northeast this spring, in which she talks about her process and her inspirations.  Read More →