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The Artist - Zephyrgate DesignsZephyrgate Designs

The Artist

Melinda Johnson is an Atlanta artist with experience in enameling,
metalsmithing, drawing, painting and jewelry design.  Her work includes
the enameling techniques cloisonne, plique-a-jour and limoges.  She also
makes hand fabricated pewter boxes, raised and planished brass and
copper vessels and gold and silver gemstone jewelry.  She earned a BA
in fine art from San Diego State University and studied metalsmithing
there with professor Helen Shirk and enameling with professor Joanne
Tanzer.  She has also studied metalsmithing at Silvermine School of Art
and has enjoyed ongoing metalworking and enameling study at the
Brookfield Craft Center with instructors Joanne Conant and John
Cogswell.  Her work has been exhibited in various shows at SDSU, the
Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery in Brookfield, CT, the National Woman’s Club
Exhibit in Washington, D. C., the Wilton Library Summer Art Exhibits and
the Wilton Historical Society.  Her work was included in Studio PMC
magazine (Summer 2007 issue) and the 2006 juried show “On Fire!” at
Gallery M.I.M. in Baltimore, Maryland.  She is a member of the Enamelist
Society, Enameling Guild North East, PMC Guild, American Craft Council
and the Society of North American Goldsmiths.