Spring Membership Meeting May 25 at Glen Echo

We will meet at the Glen Echo classroom from 1:30 to 3:30 on Sunday, May 25 for our Spring Membership meeting. Bring along a piece or two that you have made recently for informal discussion, followed by a short business meeting.  Vera Meyer will then give us a demonstration of electro-etching for copper and silver.  Imagine etching with no fumes, no acid or hazardous chemicals, no waste to dispose of.  And with silver you capture the etched material and recycle!

Ricky Frank Workshop in April

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This three day workshop for intermediate and advanced enamelists is aimed to provide new skills and help with design challenges.  The workshop will focus on layering techniques and color gradation, combining opaque, transparent and opalescent enamels for small scale jewelry-type pieces.  The layers will also integrate copper, silver and gold foils as important design elements.  You will learn how to make your own hand-made foils and you will fold, emboss, stamp and chase them to create one-of-a-kind expressive excitement in your enamels.



Workshop Details

The workshop will be held at Glen Echo Park, MD on  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 25, 26 and 27, 2014.  Hours will be 9:30 to 4:30 pm.  The cost will be $390 plus a $13 Park registration fee.  There will be a materials fee of $18 payable to the instructor.  Class size is limited to 11.


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How to Sign Up

Registration is handled by the Glen Echo Park system.   Registration will open at 10:00 am on February 3 when you may register by going to glenechopark.org or by calling 301-634-2226.  NEG members will receive a $15 refund check at the workshop.   The workshop will be filled by the first to sign up.


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A self-taught enamelist, Ricky Frank has made and sold his cloisonne jewelry for 37 years.  He has exhibited at prestigious craft shows, including the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.  He is known for his glowing transparent colors, flowing gradations and the personal imagery of his cloisonne jewelry.  See his work at rickyfrankenamels.com.


Jayne Redman Workshop in November

Jayne-RedmanJayne will teach us to make multiples in metal of shapes we have designed by making blanking dies.  Perfect for enameling on!  See more at jayneredmanjewelry.com.  She will be here November 7, 8 and 9, 2014.

Cynthia Miller Workshop in September

Cynthia-MillerCynthia will teach us to design, execute and mount multi-panel wall art.  This great workshop is scheduled for September 19, 20 and 21, 2014.  See her work at finefusions.com.

New Officers!

??????????????????Vera Meyer, President


Sara Paulson, Vice President & Treasurer


Tina Chisena, Secretary


Ej Braida, Membership Director

Fall Membership Meeting at VisArts

We will have a general membership meeting Sunday afternoon, October 6, from 1:30 to 3:30 at VisArts at Rockville.  The meeting had previously been scheduled at Glen Echo but was moved due to the shutdown of the Federal Government.

Everyone is encouraged to bring pieces to show and discuss informally at a table that will be set up in the meeting room.  This is also an opportunity to ask for help with items that are presenting problems.

Voting on the slate of officers will be available for those who did not vote by email.

The program will begin with a short business meeting and introduction of the new officer candidates.  Tina Chisena will then entertain and educate us with enameling tips and tricks.  We will close with a session where several members will have an opportunity to present new work.

Directions and Parking

The VisArts website gives detailed directions for getting there.  Click on this link: visartsatrockville.org/directions

Note that there is a box where you can type in your address and you will get detailed driving directions.

You may park in the Colonial Parking lots off Maryland Avenue or North Washington Street.  Bring your ticket in with you and get a validation for two free hours.

We will be in the Executive Conference Room which is on the third floor.  There will be signs in the building directing us to the room.


2013 Membership is now half price!

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This is for our friends who are just catching up…

Marcus Synnot Torch-Fired Plique a Jour Workshop is Full


Sorry if you missed you chance to sign up!

Jan Harrell Textures Workshop Is Full



Sorry if you missed your chance to sign up!