Barbara Minor
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I create jewelry and objects that combine vitreous enamel with formed and fabricated silver and gold, gemstones and other materials. I frequently teaches all levels of enameling across the U.S. and abroad.
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vitreous enamel on fine silver or copper

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Haystack 2011

Posted on September 2, 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

I just finished teaching a two week experimental enameling class at Haystack Mountain School in Deer Isle Maine.  

What a wonderful place....

 

with a well equipped studio...

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At 5:38pm on September 20, 2011, Leisa Rich said…

Thanks for looking!

At 8:30pm on September 16, 2011, alice simpson said…

Hi Barbara,

No, I have never been invited to teach at Haystack. Instead, I've had the sole pleasure of working on my work.. and eating bacon! Teaching there is a 24/7 job.

They only have the BEST teachers, so you can consider yourself so!

Gorgeous collaborative necklace, by the way. Bet it brought in the big bucks.

Alice

At 2:25pm on September 4, 2011, alice simpson said…

I first attended Haystack in 1992, and feel fortunate to have been invited back every year since. While there, I created some of my most important works, in books, mixed media and clay. The experiences changed my life, and the people I met during those summers are precious.

Last year was probably my last, as I moved to Southern Californa to be closer to my family. As I no longer fly, other than in my dreams and imagination, trips across country to Maine will be difficult and costly. But Haystack (and its memories of limitless bacon and whipped cream) will always remain my Paradise.

 
 
 

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