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Jungwhon Joo
"Enamel Necklace"

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Jungwhon Joo
"The Works"

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Jungwhon Joo
"Enamel Pin"

November Artist of the Month

Jungwhon Joo

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.

Please join us on Saturday, November 25th between 12 and 3 pm when Jungwhon will be here to show off her amazing jewelry! Exeter Fine Crafts is located at 61 Water Street in downtown Exeter. Stop by Monday through Saturday 10-5:30, or Sunday 12-4. Call 603-778-8282 for more information.

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Thursdays 10 - 7 • Sundays 12 - 4

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