Jean Foster Jenkins
glass on metal
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Jean Foster Jenkins
American crafts
Jean Foster Jenkins

501 Portola Rd. #8008
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Phone: (650) 424-4494

E-Mail: JobeJean@aol.com

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Leonardo said, "It is the most lasting, most beautiful, and most enduring... enamel is the eternal art."
Glass on metal is a demanding medium, requiring a knowledge of its technology and great patience in addition to artistry. As a result fewer artists pursue it, but its history is long and distinguished, from the Etruscans to the Celts to the Byzantines to Limoges to China and Japan. It ranges from exquisite cloisonné jewelry to kings' crowns to altar pieces to large architectural murals.

My magnum opus works are large mosaic panels, the pieces cut like stained glass. I also do small wall pieces, vessels, and champlevé jewelry. The small pieces make unique wedding and presentation gifts.
 
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American crafts


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EDUCATION
enamelist
MA - Art - U C L A
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BFA - Art - Carnegie-Mellon University
teacher
1 yr. residency in Metalsmithing - Cranbrook Academy of Art
enamel
30+ graduate units in art
Cleveland Art Institute
Enameling with Kenneth Bates
San Jose State
UC Berkeley
mural
Many workshops, both conducted and enrolled

TEACHING
enamelist
Professor Emeritus
El Camino College - Torrence, CA
Enameling, jewelry, design, drawing
Wrote the enameling course
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Harcum Jr. College - Bryn Mawr, PA
Design, sculpture, color
women artist
Foothill College - Los Altos Hills, CA
Design, drawing
women artist
Palo Alto Art Center
Donated Enameling Department
Claifornia artist
Pacific Academy of the Arts - Palo Alto, CA
studio craftsmen
Public Schools - Art
Cleveland, Baltimore, Palo Alto
 
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2000
Honored for 25 years of service
to The Northern California Enamel Guild

naming it's annual award - " The Jean F. Jenkins Award"
craftsmen
1998
Primary Award in Enamel
3rd Annual Silverhawk Fine Crafts Internet Exhibition
Silverhawk award
Award - 1997
Second Annual Northern Calif. International Show
Northern California
By invitation - 1997 - 1999 - El Monde de L'Esmalt, Salou, Spain
cloisoone
Enamelist Society Biennial International 1989 through 1999
jeweler
Western Enamelist Symposium 1989 - by invitation
artist
Deuxieme Biennale Internationale d'Email - Laval, Quebec
cloisoone
Santa Clara County Fair - 2 awards 1988
mural
Designer-Craftsmen of the West - International Circuit
craftsmen
Designer-Craftsmen USA
art
Syracuse Ceramic National
artist
Many local shows
cloisoone
Juror - many shows
enamel
Allegory panel approved and shown in Palo Alto for the Centennial
enamelist
Calif. State Fair - Award of Excellence and Enamel Award 1995
craftsmen
San Mateo County Fair - Enamel division Juror - 1995 - 99
 
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Enameling with Professionals
by Lilyan Bachrach
Purchase directly from author - Email

 
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Metal Arts Guild


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Northern California Enamel Guild
President 1994, VP - 1998-99
Enamel Guild
Metal Arts Guild
Arts and Crafts Guild
Bay Area Arts and Crafts Guild - VP 1993
cloisoone
Enamel Guild: West
jewelry
Enamel Guild: South
enamelist
Society of North American Goldsmiths
jewelry
The Enamelist Society- International
cloisoone
Art Advisory Council for the California State Fair
 
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California State Fair


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California Gallery Guide

Velvet  DaVinci
508 Hayes St.  -  San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 626-7478  -  Email

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copper enamel


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Contact Artist
for Gallery Representation and Architectural Commissions

 
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Semi-private instruction in enameling in a well-equipped studio.
All ages 12 to 80, all techniques, all levels.
Tuition $45.00 for 1 hour instruction & two hours lab time in a 6 weeks course.

Peer group workshops for advanced enamelists.

For out-of-towners,
two and three day intensive instruction can be arranged

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Jean Foster Jenkins

501 Portola Rd. #8008
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Phone: (650) 424-4494

E-Mail: JobeJean@aol.com


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