The Ganoksin Project, a free online forum for gem and jewelry information and resources just announced their fourth annual International Online Jewelry Exhibition.
“The exhibition explores metal works whose primary theme is color embraced as their primary visual focus, whether that be using colored materials, exploring creating colored surfaces, or encasing the object in color.”
With our 6-week Enamel class beginning this coming Thursday, here are some of my favorite pieces with Enamel from the exhibition. View the entire online exhibition here.
Kyle Anne Judson |Kyleannemetals | Athens, GA. USA
Blue Cherry Blossom
Materials: fine silver, sterling silver, 24k yellow gold, enamel
Dimensions: 1 1/2 inch x 1 inch
This is a one of a kind handmade cloisonne enamel pendant, which features a blue and orange cherry blossom. This enamel is made using fine silver, 24k yellow gold wire and beads, and translucent, opaque, and opalescent enamels. I hand grind all of my enamels to ensure that I get the brightest and highest quality colors possible. Each cloisonne wire was hand bent and filled with approximately 15 layers of colored and (for the final layers) clear enamel. fired in a kiln. The piece was then hand ground, polished and finally set into a handmade sterling silver bezel.
Photo credit: kyle anne judson
Evelyn Markasky | evelynmarkasky.com | Santa Cruz, CA. USA
Autumn Leaves | Materials: Copper, vitreous enamels | Dimensions: 2 x 18.5 x.25
Fold-formed copper with torch-fired vitreous enamels. Handmade chain
Photo credit: Evelyn Markasky
Sandra McEwen |Sandra McEwen Enamels | Raleigh, North Carolina. USA
Autumn Necklace | Materials: Enamels, Fine Silver, Carnelian & Citrine | Dimensions: 3″ x 4″
Champlevé & Cloisonné enamel
Photo credit: Jason Dowdle
Mengnan QU | New Paltz, NY. USA
An Incident Of Eyes I
Materials: Fine silver, sterling silver, enamel, overglaze
Dimensions: 4 x 5 x 1 inches
Old legend and mythological stories might look absurd today. However, I believe some of them came with reasons. An horrible incident happened in 2013. A boy’s aunt dug his eyes with a wood branch. I use the real elements from the incident to build this work. It looks hard to understand. However, this work stores the eyes, blood, criminals and the colorful world for the boy.
Photo credit: Yu Xia
Shelly Shen | Shelly’s Studio | Gaithersburg, Maryland. USA
Materials: enamel, copper| Dimensions: 4″ X 3″ X 0.5″
Photo credit: Shelly
Olivia Shih |Berkeley, California. USA
Materials: enamel, copper, brass| Dimensions: each approximately 3″ x 2″ x 1″
In the depths of the sea, aquatic habitats are collapsing. My work seeks to highlight the influence of human activity below the waterline, where pollution gnaws away at the lives of colorful creatures such as sea anemones and nudibranchs.
Photo credit: Olivia Shih
My passion in Art Jewelry making reflects my formal training in both art and engineering. I consider my jewelry pieces the realization of my artistic imagination through rigorous engineering means. I desire to create art works that harmonize inspirations from both Asian and Western cultures.
Wendy McAllister | wendymcallister.com | Baltimore, MD. USA
Materials: Vitreous enamel, copper, sterling silver | Dimensions: 4.25″ W x 3.75″ H x 1.5″ D
Judy Stone | Judy Stone, enamelist | El Cerrito, CA. USA
Materials: enamel, copper, silver foil | Dimensions: 4 1/3″ x 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
enameled copper vessel form
Photo credit: Dan Kvitka