2017 Artist of the Month Schedule

MatthewSmithTuna November Artist of the Month: Jungwhon Joo

Artist Visit Date: November 25th, 2017 12— 3 p.m.

Exeter Fine Crafts is pleased to present Jungwhon Joo as our November Artist of the Month. Creating stunning Cloisonné fine art jewelry, Jungwhon’s designs put a contemporary spin on an opulent art form. Cloisonné, a term derived from the French word “cloison” meaning, “partition,” is an age-old technique of enameling that has been practiced by known and unknown artists all over the world. Jungwhon uses lengths of fine silver or gold wire that she bends, arranges and fuses onto a precious metal surface to create stunning compositions. She then fills each of the partitions with vitreous (translucent) enamel powder that she fires in a kiln at between 1380 and 1560°F. The layering and firing process is repeated until the enamel reaches the necessary depth. Next, Jungwhon files each piece to an even surface that she then either flash-fires to bring back the original luster or polishes with a finer grade to create a matted look. Lastly, Jungwhon creates a unique bezel for each enamel piece to be set into. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jungwhon completed her B.A. in Art History at Seoul National University. She then moved to the U.S. and immersed herself into studio art, earning her M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Since her first encounter with vitreous enamel fifteen years ago, the medium has been her main tool of artistic expression. She now lives and works in Rockport, MA, on the tip of the picturesque Cape Ann. Her work can be found in fine craft shows throughout the northeast and galleries and art collections throughout the country.

2018 Artist of the Month Schedule

JCunninghamLilacs January Artist of the Month:
Jackie Cunningham

Artist Visit Date: TBD

Passionate about painting, Jackie Cunningham’s representational work focuses on the beauty of a particular scene. Aiming to make people smile when they view her work, Jackie’s inspirations come from textures and “aromas.” She loves to paint flowers until you can smell them or take with you for a walk on a sunny day through a sunny pasture and smell the fresh air. “Mostly it is the local color of my subject and the lovely touch of its complementary color that gets me excited.” Sometimes everything else is put aside so she can paint the subject, at that very moment then and there. Living in New Hampshire, Jackie feels fortunate to have so many wonderful scenic areas to paint. Having painted professionally for the past 13 years, Jackie is a member of the Newburyport Art Association, Andover Artists Guild, Rockport Art Association(Contributing Member) and Seacoast Artists Association. Having received many awards for her work, Jackie’s work can be found in galleries throughout the state.

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