The annual NCEG conference is being held in conjunction with the NCEG 8th International Juried Enamel Exhibition and Jessica Calderwood Workshop.

Date:   July 29, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Place:   Richmond Art Center
  2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
Fee:   $25 members / $35 non-members
Register:   at the conference between 9:00 & 10:00am
Coordinator:   contact Susie Hojel


The Northern California Enamel Guild 2006 Conference will take place at the Richmond Art Center on July 29, 2006. We are very excited to have Cork Marcheschi (an enthusiastic collector and expert) give a presentation on Camille Faur of the Art Deco Movement as well as a presentation by Florence Resnikoff. There will also be time to see the International Juried Enamel Exhibition that will be on display at that time. In addition to the wonderful speakers, there will be a general meeting. This is also a wonderful opportunity to bring an example of your work and all of your questions to ask the experts as well as any enamels, tools, etc. you want to sell.


9:00 – 9:30am Registration

Register at the conference when you arrive and greet friends. And if you haven’t already, this is a opportunity to renew your membership.

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome – NCEG President, Stephanie Kaehler

The current NCEG President, Stephanie Kaehler, will kickoff the conference with introductions and plans for the day.

10:00 – 11:00 “The Mystery of Fauré “ – Cork Marcheschi

The Art Deco enamel vases produced by the Camille Fauré studio are represented in every major decorative arts museum in the world. The work is also always present in every major Art Deco exhibition. These miraculous objects have been collected from the moment they were created and still are. But no one seems to know much about the artist who made this work happen. Over the past several years, Cork has pieced together many answers about the “Studio Fauré” which he will share in this exciting presentation. He will also talk about his interest in Art Deco and where Fauré fits into all of this.
Cork Marcheschi is a sculptor, art deco scholar, writer and collector living in San Francisco. He owns 5 Fauré pieces.

11:00 –12:00 “A Life In Art” – Florence Resnikoff

At the request of the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., Florence has created a video touching on the high points of her career as a metalsmith, enamellist, sculptor and teacher. She retired as Program Head of the Department of Jewelry and Metal Arts of the California College of the Arts (formerly know as the California College of Arts & Crafts), where a student scholarship was named in her honor.
She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work has been featured in many publications.

12:00noon –1:30pm Lunch 

1:30 – 2:30pm “Methods of Etching on Copper and Silver” – René Roberts

Roberts, whose work is part of the 8th Juried Enamel Exhibition, will be explaining various methods of etching on copper and silver for enamellists. One of the methods includes the use of ImageOn, a fairly recent development in photo resists. There will be examples of several different methods of transferring the image and resist on the metal. In addition to technical information, she will be discussing how nature and photography inspire her work.

2:30 – 3:30pm Tour of the 8th Annual Juried Enamel Exhibition – Sandra Bradshaw

3:30 – 4:30 “Show & Tell” – A panel discussion on differences in production and art pieces.

Panel members will talk about decisions made to select production pieces versus art pieces. Then all members are invited to bring examples work and ask the experts.

4:30 – 5:15pm Annual Member meeting – current NCEG officers

A NCEG business meeting to present guild plans and request member ideas for activities.

10:00 – 4:00pm “Swap & Sale” – Roberta Smith

A large sell area will provide donations from Rio Grande and Richard Art Center. Materials and tools include kilns, tools, and enamels. And members are invited to bring your enamels, tools, etc. to sale or browse to buy. Contact Roberta Smith to arrange participation in the sell.

by Florence Resnik

a piece by Camille Fauré in the collection of Cork

Pebbles (5.5″ x 4.5″ x .5″ ) by René Roberts
Champlevé, wet packing, and metal oxides over photo-etched copper

Tefani 1 (12″ x 18″ x .5″) by René Roberts



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