The Enamelist Society holds a biennial (every 2 year) Conference in various parts of the United States. The next conference will be held in 2017. Plans are being finalized for the site and dates of the conference. This site will be updated as details become available.
A slide show of the 2015 conference is coming soon.
The 2015 Conference, titled Alchemy 3, was held at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. Similar to previous conferences, the morning sessions were filled with keynote speakers and a general membership meeting. The afternoons consisted of "breakout" sessions where multiple presentations and/or demonstrations on various technical or marketing topics were held every hour. Evening events included an opening reception for the Exhibitions and auctions. The every popular pin swap began as attendees arrived and a vendors area was available throughout the conference to browse and purchase enamel related items and books.
The15th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition and h Juried Student Exhibition accompanied the conference. In addition, a presenters invitational exhibition and an "Instant Gallery" were open for public viewing. The Instant Gallery consists of 1 or 2 pieces of enamel work brought by conference attendees. This work may be for sale and may be accompanied by a small photo of the maker in order to facilitate networking between attendees.
The Enamelist Society holds a raffle, a silent auction and a live auction during the conference. Donated items include enamels, tools, books and, of course, enamel pieces. Auction proceeds help support Society grants.
Three day workshops surround the conference. Visit the Workshop pages to sample workshops available in 2015.