Tracy Mastro

Tracy Mastro

About The Artist

Tracy Mastro • Raymond, ME

I live and work in the Sebago Lake region of Maine. Inspired by the beautiful, peaceful and sometimes eerie wooded landscape where I live. After receiving a BFA from the Maine College of Art I sold my silver jewelry through galleries across the US. Later I took a break from jewelry to pursue abstract painting in encaustic and acrylic. Combining my use of color from painting and my jewelry background, I’m now focused on enameling in both painting and jewelry forms.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

I start by fold-forming copper sheet and trimming the edges to shape my “canvas”. Building up multiple layers, I apply liquid and sifted enamel to the copper and kiln fire before the next layer is applied. Interspersed in these layers I include various other forms of enamel. The finished piece is chemically etched and hand polished to give the surface a dreamy matte finish.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I maintain a studio for my enameling practice in what was once my father’s studio. I find satisfaction in using the vintage enamel powders, supplements, and tools that he had used when he was making enamel jewelry and objects. I enjoy the process of mark making in enamel and cementing my work by fusing it in the kiln.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I use vitreous enamel on copper primarily in my jewelry making and have carried that medium over to my painting practice. In my paintings I set out to create visual diagrams of what equates to journal entries; ideas, meditation, rumination and rants.