Alchemy Exhibition / by Patsy Kolesar

I wanted to share a couple of my favourite pieces that are currently in the exhibition "Alchemy - Transformation in Contemporary Enamels". I received the exhibition catalogue in the mail a couple of months back and danced around with excitement while looking through it. My Wedding Cake Ring is included in this exhibit and is in the company of some amazing enamelists!

The Alchemy Exhibition is put on by The Enamelist Society. Averill B. Shepps the President of the Enamelist Society opens the catalogue stating "The exhibitions are integral to the Society's principal purpose to promote and encourage enameling because they represent much of the best work that was done in the medium in the last two years. The Board recognizes the importance of producing the catalog because it represents a permanent record of current work in enameling in any given year."


Alicia Boswell  USA Ossify


Champleve. copper, enamel, sapphire, paint, stainless steel


Jessica Calderwood



Wall Panel

Limoges. enamel, copper, laser-cut steel, brass, resin

The Alchemy Exhibition Schedule:

  • September 9 - October 29, 2011 at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
  • November 14, 2011 to January 13, 2012 at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
  • March 9 to June 3, 2012 at the Metals Museum, Memphis, TN