Secondly we would like to introduce ya’ll to Charity Hall! She is coming to illuminate our minds and our enamels!

Charity Hall is a studio jeweler/enamelist in southwestern Virginia. She first learned metalsmithing from Dindy Reich at Colorado College where she majored in biology. She worked as a botanist and later studied paleobotany as a graduate student until taking Bob Ebendorf’s and Tim Lazure’s class at the Penland School of Crafts. She then dropped out of graduate school to pursue metalsmithing. In 2008, she earned her M.F.A. from East Carolina University. Charity was the metalwork instructor at Pima Community College in Tucson from 2008-2013 and teaches workshops at a variety of schools, including Idyllwild Arts Academy, Penland School of Crafts, and CSU Long Beach. She appreciates multi-legged creatures, and is raising over 2,000 silkworms in her living room.

WORKSHOP: Luminescent Enamel and Insect Dissections

Description of Presentation:
Discover how an unconventional material in an entomologist’s research study inspired the development of a glow-in-the-dark enameling technique. Using this same ingredient, explore methods of combining other materials to create similarly glowing effects. We will even dismember a few insects, integrating the parts into glowing jewelry.  Get ready to get buggy!