The classic art of enameling is experiencing a well-deserved renaissance-and
it's stunningly captured in this lovingly curated survey. More than
300 international contemporary artists have contributed museum-worthy
pieces, which range in scale from David C. Freda's Green Slipper Brooch
and Harlan W. Butt's Maine Teapot to large sculptures and public art.
Some of the creators
take a minimalist approach, using only soft colors and matte finishes,
while others exploit the material's vibrant palette and glass-like
surface. The broad technical applications include everything from
simple sifting and torch firing to complex cloisonné and plique-à-jour.