Emily Watson
Rendered Brooch 18, 2005
Enamel, copper, and sterling silver
4 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 5/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Gail M. Brown
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Fusion: Contemporary Enamels from RAM’s Collection

February 17 – October 6, 2019

In the context of objects, enameling is the fusing of fine glass particles and, most often, a metal surface at very high temperatures. Enameling can be used to coat functional items, such as cooking ware, yet it can also be used to embellish and decorate. With its origins centuries ago, enameling offered the means to add color to certain materials and it was reportedly used in place of rare gemstones as needed.

With an ever-growing collection, RAM is consistently acquiring examples of contemporary jewelry and metal hollowware, incorporating a range of styles and techniques. This exhibition offers a brief survey of the enamel works available in RAM’s holdings.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Exhibition Notes (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Farrah Al-Dujaili, Jamie Bennett, Heinz Brummel, Jessica Calderwood, Helen Carnac, Kat Cole, Colette, Ken Cory, Michael Croft, Carolyn A. Currin. Ramón Puig Cuyàs, Marilyn Druin, Elizabeth Garrison, Caroline Gore, Charity Hall, Christopher A. Hentz, April Higashi, June Jasen, Shana Kroiz, David LaPlantz, Rebekah Laskin, Zachery Lechtenberg, Leslie LePere, Allison MacGeorge, James Malenda, Sharon Massey, Richard Meier, Barbara Minor, Joan Parcher, Tod Pardon, Suzan Rezac, Marissa Saneholtz, June Schwarcz, Antonia Schwed, Peter Shire, Natalie Silverstein, Monika Tinker, Marlene True, Silvia Walz, Emily Watson, Sarah West, and Katharine Wood

Fusion: Contemporary Enamels from RAM’s Collection

February 17 – October 6, 2019
Emily Watson
Rendered Brooch 18, 2005
Enamel, copper, and sterling silver
4 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 5/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Gail M. Brown
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

In the context of objects, enameling is the fusing of fine glass particles and, most often, a metal surface at very high temperatures. Enameling can be used to coat functional items, such as cooking ware, yet it can also be used to embellish and decorate. With its origins centuries ago, enameling offered the means to add color to certain materials and it was reportedly used in place of rare gemstones as needed.

With an ever-growing collection, RAM is consistently acquiring examples of contemporary jewelry and metal hollowware, incorporating a range of styles and techniques. This exhibition offers a brief survey of the enamel works available in RAM’s holdings.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Exhibition Notes (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Farrah Al-Dujaili, Jamie Bennett, Heinz Brummel, Jessica Calderwood, Helen Carnac, Kat Cole, Colette, Ken Cory, Michael Croft, Carolyn A. Currin. Ramón Puig Cuyàs, Marilyn Druin, Elizabeth Garrison, Caroline Gore, Charity Hall, Christopher A. Hentz, April Higashi, June Jasen, Shana Kroiz, David LaPlantz, Rebekah Laskin, Zachery Lechtenberg, Leslie LePere, Allison MacGeorge, James Malenda, Sharon Massey, Richard Meier, Barbara Minor, Joan Parcher, Tod Pardon, Suzan Rezac, Marissa Saneholtz, June Schwarcz, Antonia Schwed, Peter Shire, Natalie Silverstein, Monika Tinker, Marlene True, Silvia Walz, Emily Watson, Sarah West, and Katharine Wood

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

Judith and David Flegel Fund
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Anonymous
David Charak
Silver Sponsors
Art Bridges
A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Baird
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Annette Hirsh Family
J. Jeffers & Co.
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation

Jan Serr and John Shannon
Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Butcher & Barrel/Amos Los Tacos
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour
William A. Guenther
Tom and Sharon Harty
Tony and Andrea Hauser
David and Judy Hecker
Bradley Lynch
Carlotta Miller
Larry and Barbara Newman
The Norbell Foundation
The Prairie School
Georgiana Treivush
Twin Disc, Inc.
Deb and Will Walker

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