Annual Conference: May 19, 2018

We are excited again, to be partnering with Westchester Center for the Arts to bring you our annual conference. The date of the conference is Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Westchester Center for the Arts (at Westchester County Center), White Plains, NY.  Workshops will be held at the same location Thursday, May 17 – Friday, May 18 and Sunday, May 20 – Monday, May 21.

This year we will have presentations by Barbara Seidenath and Marissa Saneholtz. Presentations will be followed by demonstrations and we’ll end the conference with our raffle and the annual buy, sell & trade hour.

Barbara Seidenath will teach one pre-conference 2-day workshop and Marissa Saneholtz will teach two 2-day workshops. In addition, we will have a 2-day workshop led by Katharine Wood.


A special event for EGNE members only:

An Afternoon in the Studio of Amy Roper Lyons.
Saturday, March 17,  2018 at 2:00 pm
Location: Summit, New Jersey

(exact address upon sign up)

The highly acclaimed, Master plique-à-jour enamelist, Amy Roper Lyons, is opening her private studio to members of EGNE for a tour of her personal workspace. She will then demonstrate the techniques involved in the demanding process of filling and firing a plique-à-jour piece.

A French term for “glimpse of day,” this is a vitreous enameling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel.

Light refreshments will be served.
This event has a limit of 10.
Fee: $10
Proceeds from this event will be donated to EGNE.


Summer Workshops 2017

Linda Darty – Painting and Drawing Techniques with Enamel
(Thursday, July 20 & Friday, July 21) SOLD OUT
Linda Darty – Cloisonné: The Brilliance of Transparent Enamel
(Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, July 23) SOLD OUT


2017 Workshop Leaders

We are thrilled to announce our instructors: Jessica Calderwood, Kathryn Osgood, and Sharon Massey will each be teaching 2-day workshops. Jessica Calderwood will be teaching a single two-day pre-conference workshop while Kathryn Osgood and Sharon Massey will be teaching both pre- and post-conference workshops. Workshop details can be found under the “Workshops” tab at the top of the EGNE homepage or clicking the button.

Pre-conference Workshops: May 18 & 19
Jessica Calderwood: Creative Mark-making in Enamel
Kathryn Osgood: Exploring Texture
Sharon Massey: Champlevé for Steel

Post-conference Workshops: May 21 & 22
Kathryn Osgood: Botanical Forms in Metal
Sharon Massey: Champlevé for Steel


Our 25th Annual Conference: Saturday May 20, 2017

EGNE’s 25th Anniversary Conference will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at Westchester Center for the Arts with pre- and post-conference workshops May18-19 and May 21-22 respectively. Workshop details will be announced as they are finalized.

Please note that the conference is on Saturday this year. We are hoping this will allow us more time for anniversary festivities over the weekend.

We are in the process of planning the Conference and we welcome any ideas you may have. Please forward suggestions & ideas to


Fall 2016 NYC Workshops

Sunday|Monday Series:

SOLD OUT! — Columbus Day Weekend Oct 9-10 in Amy Roper Lyons teaching Plique-à-jour

SOLD OUT! — Nov 6-7 Averill B. Shepps teaching Eutectic Experiments November 


Enamel Sale:

Metalliferous is Offering 20% off Enamel*

*This sale applies only to Thompson unleaded enamel in the old-style heat-sealed pouches (not jars). Metalliferous has numerous colors mostly the 8-ounce size (too many to list). These packages also do not reflect any price increases since the packaging was changed (at least three years, maybe more). In one case, the 8-ounce package purchased was similar to the current price of a 2-ounce jar. As always, the prices vary by color. If you are interested in purchasing these enamels and cannot visit the store, please contact Nicolaj via email with a list of colors you are interested in (provide the color numbers, not color names). His email is:

You may want to consider sharing these larger packages with a friend if you feel it’s more than you need. This deal is too good to pass up!


Under Fire is Live!

Thank you to all those who submitted work! We had 84 artists submit 279 pieces of work in the categories of jewelry, sculpture, vessels, and wall pieces. We received work from 20 states, and 4 other countries. While a ‘live in person’ exhibition provides viewing from all different angles from any perspective, only those within a close proximity to the venue are able to experience it. With this on-line exhibition, the submission… and audience… is global. It was a very exciting opportunity to provide.

The many wonderful pieces submitted made this a competitive jury process and selections were a tough decision. Being the juror for any art competition is a difficult task with numerous considerations to keep in mind. Barbara Seidenath has done a spectacular job in curating a broad showcase of traditional and experimental enamels, reviewing each and every piece for technique and creativity.

Special thanks to Kim Geiser and Jennifer Jordan Park who helped to make this a success.

~EGNE Exhibition Committee, Judy Wukitsch and Chryssa Saj

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