Archive for Zhou Zoe Yuan

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 →

“The more you know, the more you can do.”

This is the final post in our series of interviews with enamel artists included in the California Now exhibit at the Richmond Art Center. Read previous interviews here and here.



Nick Dong, “Self Portrait,” 2013, enamel on copper with graphite drawing, 24K plated copper

Nick Dong

Nick Dong studied painting and mixed media as an undergraduate, and metalsmithing and jewelry in graduate school at the University of Oregon, where Bettina Dittlmann introduced him to enameling. Dong lives in Oakland, CA, where he sits on the city’s public arts advisory committee and has a studio. His work can be found on his website,, and at Mercury 20 Gallery in Oakland. Read More →