Brighten Up! Contemporary Enamels at RISD Museum


For centuries, artists across the globe have embellished objects through enameling, which uses high heat to fuse powdered colored glass onto a metallic surface. Contemporary enamels showcase a broad array of techniques, from those based in historic processes to the daring and experimental. This presentation combines objects from the collection with recent acquisitions, including those generously given by the Enamel Arts Foundation, which serves to educate, document, and promote a greater awareness of the art form of enamelwork. Together, these works demonstrate the many ways artists enliven metal through bold and bright enameling techniques.

— Emily Banas, associate curator of decorative art and design

Works by Barbara Seidenath, Esther Knobel, Timothy Veske-McMahon, and Zachery Lechtenberg are included in this exhibition.

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