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Enamel Conference-long, sorry

The 8th Biennial Conference of The Enamelist Society will be held at
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Following is a brief tour of the workshops offered, etc. Call the
contacts for forms, and other questions.

Pre-conference Workshops Oct. 2-4, 2001 Post-conference Workshops Oct.
7-9, 2001 For conference Registration contact Abra Dennis at
716-385-0067 or 6105 Bay Hill Circle, Jamesville, NY 13078 For campus
housing or meals: contact Arrowmont at 865-436-5860 or fax

Call for entries for Juried Exhibition: Submit up to 3 pieces of
work, one fee covers all submissions. Member $20, Non-member $30,
Student $10, payable to The Enamelist Society (US funds). Sales are
encouraged, 30% commission retained. Works marked not for sale must
state insurance value. 2 x 2 slides, April 15 postmarked deadline for
submitting entries, May 30 notification of acceptance/rejection, July
31 work due at Arrowmont School Gallery, Aug. 14 Exhibition opens,
October 4 Exhibition Reception, October 13 Ex. closes, Nov. 1 return
of artwork.

Pre-conference: Boris Bally, goldsmith, Studio Trix and Connections
Becky Brannon: Beads: Fusing, Granulation & Enameling Harlan Butt:
CloisonnE9 Workshop Marilyn Druin: Enameling on Silver (texturing
including photo-copy resist etching, flexible shaft machine
engraving, hammering, stamping, roller printing & others.) Robert
Ebendorf: Design on the Edge investigating creative design thinking,
using mixed media, paper collage & found materials. Harold Bill
Helwig: Footprints. Elemental aspects of glass on metal, primarily
about viscosity, volume, floating or sinking–the nature of glass.
David Pimentel: Forming & Raising: raising metal using plastic stake
and hammers with exercises to stay healthy while hammering.

Post Conference Workshops Helen Elliott from Jamaica, MFA from Kent
State U: Signs, Symbol and Marks: Alternate Approaches to Enamel
Focus on non-traditional approaches to enameling. Material
investigation, drawing and sgraffito techniques, use of oxides,
graphite and underglaze pencils. Lynne Hull-lathe worker Metal
Spinning Charles Lewton-Brain: Fold Forming Barbara McFadyen: jeweler
Beneath the Surface: Enamel and Metal Embellishments Includes
etching, embossing, roller printing, piercing, repousee, multiple
layers of transparent enamels, combined with underglaze, stencil &
sgrafitto. Joe Muench: Metalworking for Enamelists cold joined and
fabricated setting techniques Sydney Scherr: CloisonnE9 Enamel Beads
Coral Schaffer: Champleve: Options for Etching, Enameling and

Hope this helps get you the registration forms (you are allowed to
join the Society during registration for $45 additional).

Eileen Schneegas
Middlesex, England
Snow Goose Designs, Metal & Enamel Art