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Mi-Sook Hur is an award-winning enamelist and metalsmith who is a professor at the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University. Her work focuses on realistic images inspired by nature and explores the modern studies of Limoges techniques. She wrote a chapter about her painterly techniques in The Art of Fine Enameling by Karen Cohen. Hur is a former artist-in-residence at John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the Jentel Foundation.


Upcoming Workshops


Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, via ZOOM...3 pm - 5 pm, September 9, 16, and 23, 2023 
Intermediate Enamel Painting: Exploring Colors and Backgrounds

Skill Level: Some Experience Required

In this workshop, we will delve into the art of painting with overglaze paints, focusing on creating realistic images with stunning detail. Throughout the workshop, we will explore various techniques and concepts, emphasizing the effective use of color themes and the interplay between light and dark backgrounds to enhance the subject matter.

John C. Campbell Folk School...Sunday,  August 6 - Saturday, August 12, 2023

Skill Level: All levels

Explore various ways to achieve monochrome and multicolor designs using powdered and other enamels. Practice rendering, drawing, making marks, and adding details on enameled copper. Discover practical applications for color theory and practice mixing colors. Execute geometric and organic designs inspired by patterned fabric, photographs, and paintings, and bring them to life using watercolor enamels, underglaze pencils, overglaze paints, pen and ink, and more.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts...Sunday,  July 30 - Friday, August 4, 2023

Painting and Drawing in Enamels 

In this workshop, students will discover modern Limoges painting techniques using overglaze paints and ink. The instructor will demystify how to work with color, producing tones and shades to create realistic images of flowers, bees, and butterflies. Inspired by nature, the class will explore color combinations and monochromatic color schemes on copper forms. Participants will complete a series of small pieces during this workshop. Open to all skill levels; however, basic enameling skills, such as sifting and firing, will be helpful.

MetalWerx...Saturday,  May 6 - Saturday, May 13, 2023 via ZOOM

Patterns in Enamel

In this demo-focused virtual workshop, we will explore and create patterns using overglaze paints in enamel. The class will cover techniques, such as color mixing, layering, firing, and transferring, to create patterns on the enameled surface. The finished enamels can be set into wearable pieces such as earrings, pendants, and brooches. It will also demonstrate how to use pattern-making software like Adobe Illustrator for simple to complex pattern-making.

MetalWerx Spring Symposium...March 27 - 31, 2023. 10 Presentations. 

Painted Enamels - March 31 at 12–1:30 PM Eastern

Mi-Sook Hur is an award-winning enamellist and metalsmith who is a professor at the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University. Her work focuses on realistic images inspired by nature and explores the modern studies of Limoges enamels. She received a BFA in Metalwork and Jewelry from Seoul National University in Korea and an MFA in Metals from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hur has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is included in the collections of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (Little Rock, AR); Enamel Arts Foundations (Los Angeles, CA); Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA); John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI); Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA); Racine Art Museum (Racine, WI); Kamm Teapot Foundation (CA); and Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT).  


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