The Board

Judy Stone

Judy Stone

 

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Board President and Founder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooke Battles

Brooke Battles
Board Secretary

Brooke has a BA in English and an MA in Journalism.  She has taught writing and literature on the university level, has done years of marketing and public relations for major corporations and consumer electronics companies, and is a jeweler and enamelist.

Ms. Battles has served on several non-profit boards from 1985 to the present and for several years was the President of the Board of ODC Dance Company in San Francisco.

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Kaitz

Diana Kaitz
Board Treasurer

Diana is a residential property manager and she has had some experience helping out with the non-profit medical organization, The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation. She likes that working with enamel offers her a creative outlet, and a way of exploring and playing with color. She hopes that the Center will help bring enamel to a wider audience of both artists and the public. She is a big thinker and someone who knows the local philanthropic community of the Bay Area.

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Katy Bergman Cassell

Katy Bergman Cassell
Board Member

Katy has been exhibiting enamel art nationally  since the 1990’s. Her most recent solo show is at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in AZ.  She earned her degrees in Northeast Ohio, a center for enameling art and industry: MFA from Kent State, BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She taught at the college level for eight years before joining the faculty of the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC, where she is the Visual Art Department Chair. She recently was awarded a National Artists Teachers Fellowship and her enamel art has been published in 500 Enameled ObjectsThe Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, and InspirationMetalsmith magazine, and The Greenville News among others.

Hannah Sigur

Hannah Sigur

Hannah Sigur
Board Member

Interested in enamels since her teens, both in the studio and as a rich subject of history across cultures, Hannah  has a PhD in art and architectural history. For thirteen years, she has taught at the university level, lectured nationally and abroad, and published on material culture in Asia and on East and West interchange in the arts. She writes for SmartHistory and Khan Academy. Her essays on international expositions appear in publications by ABC-Clio (2010) and upcoming by Routledge (April 2017). Her book, The Influence of Japanese Art on Design (2008), concerns Japonisme as an expression of internationalism, extending to Japanese enamels of the Meiji period.