Symposium Presenters Extended Part 10

Hello everyone,

Now we’d like to introduce you to Kathryn Osgood.


Kathryn Osgood is a studio jeweler, enamelist and assistant professor at College of The Albemarle in Manteo, NC. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and her Master of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University. Her fabricated and enameled jewelry pieces are inspired by botanical forms and the flora and fauna of her coastal North Carolina environment. She has been published in The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects and Inspiration, 1000 Rings, 500 Necklaces, 500 Earrings, Contemporary Enameling: Art and Techniques, and The Art of Jewelry :Wood

Workshop Description

Enameling: Color, Texture and Form

In this workshop, we will explore ways to use vitreous enamels in your work to create a rich, colorful and textured surface through the use of overfired enamels, layering opaques and transparents, sugarfiring and by incorporating elements such as reflective glass beads, seed beads and sand. I will demonstrate enameling on two and three dimensional surfaces and discuss solutions to setting enamel pieces. We will explore enameling as a textural element, along with texturing techniques for metal.

Please check back with us tomorrow as we preview more of our distinguished presenters.

Your Friendly Symposium Staff


Symposium Presenters extended part 9

Good morning,

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carrie Longley.


Carrie Longley is a studio artist and educator.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Indiana University East.  She holds a BA in Studio Art from Wittenberg University MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  Her artwork investigates the relationship between the art object and scientific specimen, celebrating the space between illusion and reality.  She exhibits her work extensively throughout the United States and has received numerous awards including “Emerging Craftsman” from Ohio Designer Craftsman, “The Bobby Kadis Award” at the Penland School of Crafts, MCACD Individual Artist Fellowship, and the William and Dorothy Yeck Young Sculptor’s Award.

Workshop Description

In this workshop participants will learn how to create organic forms and surfaces using mixed media, press molds, carving, and slip trailing in ceramic.

Check back later today for our next presenter preview.

Your Friendly Symposium Staff

Symposium Presenters Extended part 8

Good evening everyone,

Now we’d like to introduce Rachel Timmins.


Rachel Timmins currently lives in Baltimore, MD, where she will complete her MFA in Studio Art at Towson University in 2012.  She is a native of Buffalo, NY, where she received her BFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry Design in 2009.   Rachel’s work speaks about otherness, finding value in the devalued and finding comfort in belonging.  Her wearable and sculptural works have been featured at the Design Museum in London, UK, The Masur Museum of Art, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.  You can view Rachel’s work in numerous publications such as Unexpected Pleasures published by Rizzoli Publications, Jewel Book published by Stichtingkunst Boek, Humor in Craft published by Schiffer Publishing and many of the Lark Books Showcase 500 series books.  You can often find Rachel in her home studio sewing obnoxiously vibrant spandex or powder coating her hand-made brass elements.  In addition to making objects, she also takes great joy in making delicious vegan treats, attending the local Farmer’s Market with her husband and petting her three awesome cats.


She will lecture on her recent work and some of the rich history that feeds it, paying significant attention to comfort in belonging, otherness, value in the devalued and functionality in adornment.  This lecture will relate to the symposium theme of Making Marks and will discuss the desire to be remembered and how this desire manifests itself in the hand made object, actions and remnant.

Please check back tomorrow for more previews of our distinguished presenters.

Your Friendly Symposium Staff