In conjunction with the major gift of contemporary jewelry from Susan Grant Lewin to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, including Jaime Bennett’s work. Join the world renowned enamelist for an advanced workshop on Enamel layering techniques and sgraffito; a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color.

Jamie Bennett is professor emeritus in the State University of New York at New Paltz metal/jewelry program. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Musée des ArtsDecoratifs, Paris; the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia; and more. One of the world’s preeminent enamelists, Jamie’s work is known for its innovative use of color and deep engagement of material and process.

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Please note: The workshop will take place at 92 Y’s Jewelry Workshop Studio.


Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection is made possible in part by the Rotasa Fund, the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Helen W. Drutt English, and Kim and Al Eiber.