Ute Conrad studied art at the Art Academy in Braunschweig, Germany, and received a Master Degree in Arts and Crafts from the Art Academy in Berlin. She specialized in enamel pictures and large murals.
She has been living in the United States since 1968. She has taught enameling in the Washington D.C. area, most recently at Glen Echo Art Center. Her work can be seen at the Enamelists Gallery in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, where she is often given awards by jurors of the gallery exhibitions.
Bill Helwig is one of this country's foremost enamelists. He has lectured and taught workshops here and abroad, has served as juror, author, curator, conference chairman, and is a co-founder of Glass on Metal, the magazine of the Enamelist Society. His accomplishments are many.
His work is very personal, and no piece will ever be repeated. It is, rather, constantly evolving. He has never stopped inventing and reinventing fresh approaches to enameling. He regards his work as being, "About thought and an extension of the soul."
His enamels have been exhibited widely, and he has a particular interest now in doing commissions. One of his larger commissioned works is pictured here, that which was done for Scripps Howard Publications.
The Enamelist Society is a good place to look for other enamelists and more information on enameling.
The Enamel Arts Foundation celebrates the brilliant color and rich, layered depth of modern and contemporary enamels.