Exhibition: June 22, 2024 - June 29, 2025

Small Wonders: Beauty, Alchemy, and the Art of Enameling

Exhibition dates: June 22, 2024 - June 29, 2025

Fuller Craft Museum is the recent recipient of stellar examples of enamel arts, gifted from the Enamel Arts Foundation Collection as part of their national initiative to increase access to this extraordinary genre of contemporary craft. These acquisitions represent a broad range of artistic interests, subjects, and techniques. Fuller Craft will mount this grouping in an exhibition titled Small Wonders: Beauty, Alchemy, and the Art of Enameling, which will run from June 22, 2024 to June 29, 2025. The selection includes wearable forms, three-dimensional objects, and wall-mounted plaques and panels, allowing audiences an overview of enameling along with insight into the various forms artists have used in their exploration of this medium.

Small Wonders will include work by some of the leading figures in late 20th-century American enameling such as June Schwarcz, Harold B. Helwig, Joseph Trippetti, Barbara Minor, Kate Berl, and Sarah Perkins. The exhibition will also display works from emerging leaders in the field, namely Martha Banyas, Jessica Calderwood, and Zachery Lechtenberg. What’s more, the inclusion of New England artists Lilyan Bachrach, Marion Lang, Rick McMullen, and Barbara Seidenath engages artists living and working in the region.

This exhibition is made possible with the support of The Enamel Arts Foundation.