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Barbara Marder

Jewelry and paintings


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City of Dreams
glass enamel on steel
10" x 32"


Artist's Statement:
I create one of a kind pieces of fabricated jewelry with sterling silver and vitreous glass enamel. My glass enamel paintings combine images from places visited and imagined. I focus on color, shape, and form and work freely and expressively. I build my surface from successive applications of vitreous glass with multiple kiln firings for each piece. My studio is at the Artisans Asylum in Somerville, MA where I also teach workshops in enameling and watercolor.
I have degrees from Skidmore College and an MFA from Boston University and taught visual arts in the Somerville Public Schools for 24 years.


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Enameled charm necklace
vitreous enamel on sterling silver
22"


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Tropical Tetrahedron
vitreous enamel on steel
8" x 40"



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