Anne Dinan

Exhibit of Newly Juried Members of the League of NH Craftsmen CONCORD — From January 11 through March 22, 2019 the Exhibition Gallery at the Headquarters of the League of NH Craftsmen will turn the spotlight on work from those who have become juried members of the League in the last two years. Nearly all media areas are represented, including baskets, fiber (wearable and decorative), wood (including furniture), printmaking, metal in many forms, pottery, photography and glass. The Exhibition Gallery is located at 49 South Main Street in Concord. The free, public opening reception will take place on Fri., January 11 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

This special exhibition is held every two years, to introduce the public and League community to these newly juried members and their fine craft. (A list of participants and their media areas is included at the end of this release.) At the opening reception on January 11, visitors will have the opportunity to meet the makers and learn more about their process and the pieces they create.

“On a personal note, I am truly delighted about this exhibition. I have had the fortunate opportunity to meet and work with the craftsmen during the jury process, and now we have the opportunity to showcase their exceptional work,” shares Catherine Green, Standards and Gallery Manager.

For many, acceptance into the League through the jury process marks an important step in a personal journey as an artist. The standards of the League require adherence to specific guidelines and criteria, but most importantly emphasize the underlying spirit of the maker which is at the heart of each member’s work. This exhibition celebrates this artistic vision as well as a high level of craftsmanship.

Captured Compositions
By Anne Dinan

This series uses vitreous enamel over steel. Vitreous enamel is a thin layer of glass fused at a
high temperature in a kiln to the surface of a metal.
The process involves layers of enamel and ceramic decal transfers run through a special ceramic
decal printer.
These 4” by 4” images begin as photos of nature, decaying industrial sites and evocative photos
that I have taken or collected over a lifetime. The ceramic decals were applied to the enameled
piece and fired in the kiln at 1450f to 1550f.
The subjects include gnarly tree roots and reflecting river grass or urban brick buildings and
abandoned grain silos. What inspires me most is contrast and texture in nature and industry
and tackling the infinite challenges and opportunities of the enamel process.

Le génie des images
Contemporary art and art jewelry exhibition
La Joaillerie par Mazlo
Paris, France
Fall 2018


ONGOING/UPCOMING CLASSES

New Class: Jan. 1-Jan. 31, 2019
Silver Metal Clay: A New Way with instructors Anne Dinan and Linda Kaye-Moses

New Class: Feb. 1-Feb. 28, 2019
Collage on Steel

Current: Nov. 1-Nov. 30, 2018
Kaleidoscope

Open Ongoing Online Class:
Decals

Open Ongoing Online Class
Kaleidoscope

FUTURE CLASSES (Dates pending)
Online Class: Screening
Online Class: Electroforming & Enameling

STUDENT FEEDBACK
"I've done quite a bit of enameling but taking Anne Dinan's new class Screening with Enamels has been opened a new world for me. Her online class is very easy to follow. She provides her students with clear information regarding supplies, cost and where to find the material. She shows all the steps and techniques in her videos and she walks you through the processes. Beside the videos, she provides picture samples with notes to make the process more clear. She encourage her students to look at her techniques and experience as a tool to explore other alternatives and discover other ways to do the same thing. She responds very quickly to the questions by providing more pictures and descriptions.

This class has been a month of wonderful experiences, challenges, and inspirations. I look forward for another wonderful class from her."

Hengameh Alikashani