About The Artist
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Jenne Rayburn is a goldsmith, enamellist and designer. She grew up in the farming country of southeastern Washington State, and studied art, interior design and architecture. History and tradition, vernacular design and indigenous peoples inspire Jenne's vitreous enamel and metalwork. She is fascinated with myths and folklore that recount heroic adventures and connect us to a larger purpose, and believes that the arts and crafts of our world are critical to the development of creative societies.
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My work is primarily in vitreous enamel, combining drawing and painting with texturing and patterning in a process of fusing thin coats of specially prepared ground glass to metal in a kiln, using high, controlled heat. I strive to create depth and luminosity with hand drawn designs and multilayered finishes that reveal different aspects of color and metal as they move. I use three dimensionally formed metal, found objects, ink, colored pencils, Limoges paints, mason stains and decals to achieve richly textured, curiously evocative and technically innovative contemporary work.