December 2015

For the month of December, 2015 Featured Enamelist:  Anne Dinan Anne Dinan is a regionally recognized fine art enamelist who innovates by combining vitreous enamel with photographic images.  Some of her images are included in Christopher James’ “3rd Edition:  The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes,” 2015.  Her process is kiln …

Continue reading

November 2015

For the month of November, 2015 Featured Enamelist:  Jessica Calderwood Jessica Calderwood is a fine art enamelist who innovates both in technical explorations and in theme.  Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1978, she received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from Arizona State University.  Her …

Continue reading

October 2015

For the month of October, 2015 Featured Enamelist:  Juan Esteban Perez Estaban Perez is a fine art enamelist who has been experimenting and innovating for forty years.  Born in 1939, he is part of that “second generation” of elders continuing to build a legacy of enamel fine art in the United States.  …

Continue reading

September 2015

For the month of September, 2015 Alchemy 3: A Review Howard Eisman I have always been fascinated by colors. I almost became a chemist because I was fascinated by a solution of copper nitrate. The blue was hypnotizing.  My first attempt at a dissertation in psychology was a study of …

Continue reading

August 2015

For the month of August, 2015 Featured Enamelist: Gabrielle S. Castonguay Mary and I had the pleasure of meeting Gabrielle and her husband and child at the Enamel Society Conference in Beverly Massachusetts in August of 2015. Gabrielle won a prize for her wall piece, Clair de jour  (8″ x 8″). …

Continue reading

For the month of May 15, 2015 – Geraldine M Berg

For the month of  May 15, 2015 Our choice for this first feature is a sentimental and affectionate one:  Geraldine M. Berg.  Gerri died after a long and distinguished career as a painter.  She was a long-time member of enamel guilds and societies,  and a great supporter of  enamel fine …

Continue reading

Networking

Each season, AFFAE, Inc. will feature images from a contemporary artist whose work includes the medium of vitreous enamel to create expressive wall hangings and/or sculpture.  Artists who limit their creations to vitreous enamel are few,  but some enamel crafters venture into expressive art, and some artists working primarily in …

Continue reading

Enamel Art In Public Places

Enamel Art In Public Places   Signs in the late 19th century and early 20thcentury used a lot of enamel. It was the best material for waterproof and fade proof colors located on signs on our streets. It allows easy removal of graffiti. It was a most visible medium in …

Continue reading