Group Member Projects

In 1995 the Guild began a project that has evolved into an unusual tradition. With Marilyn Druin’s suggestion we asked each member to create a 4” x 4” tile with the theme of animals – realistic, imaginary, large, small. When all of the tiles were collected, Marian Slepian mounted them in an interesting arrangement and we donated the mural to a hospital in Rockland ME for their children’s wing. Since then we have donated five more to non-profit organizations or hospitals. We find that the projects stimulate our creativity, inform the public about enamels, provide colorful murals to institutions and bring much pleasure to many people. Each project has a distinct theme with a specified shape and sized tile. The mountings are carefully designed to compliment the theme and tiles. The recipients have been unanimously enthusiastic and pleased with their gifts. For all, it is a very rewarding tradition.