A New Path: Enameling in the Round

Blogging the workshop experience “Enameling in the Round,” with Harlan Butt at Peters Valley

- by Nicolette Absil, 2014 Peters Valley/crafthaus Workshop Scholarship Recipient

This opportunity will allow me to expand my current enameling skills. While I already work with enamel, I mostly focus on creating small pieces focusing on mark making techniques. I hope this workshop will equip me with the knowledge and skills to focus on 3-D pieces, allowing me to expand my body of work to wall pieces and vessels.


Thank you to Peters Valley and Crafthaus for this great opportunity to study “Enameling in the Round,” with Harlan Butt! Follow the experience.


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Last Day at Arrowmont

- blog post by Amber O'Harrow, 2014 Arrowmont / crafthaus Workshop Scholarship Recipient

We started our last day as we always do, with a slide presentation.  Pat showed us interesting slides of native Alaskans drying gut, as well as wonderful works, using skins and other animal parts.

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Rule the World!

Crafthaus Online Exhibition


Friends of Carlotta Gallery, Zuerich, Switzerland

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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Grandpa Wooley, "LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin. Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch.

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My love affair with fine metals started several years ago when I was able to take a Young Artists Workshop at Moore College of Art and Design.  After my first jewelry class and I was pretty much hooked.  I continued chasing the dream and received my BFA in Studio Art, concentrating in Metals from Rowan University, while studying under Jill Baker Gower. I am grateful that I was able to find my focus, enameling, and really develop a body of work within the few years following my gradation.…See More
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Stalactites 3

"I'm not sure I can actually say I'm a jeweller, since most people mean a metalsmith when they say that.  I'm still strictly a beader, it's just that I use metal tubes as my beads and I "string" them into geometric…"


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"Granule Bracelet and Ring"

Fine silver, oxidized copper.

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