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June Schwarcz (1918–2015) was among the most innovative artists working in the enamels field. Best known for her electroplated metal sculpture with rich enamel color, Schwarcz produced an extensive body of work that referred to time-honored vessel making traditions. Read more about June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation.

Portrait of June Schwarcz

June Schwarcz in her studio

Photo by M. Lee Fatherree

Electroplated copper foil and enamel, patinated sculpture

June Schwarcz, Vessel (#2425), 2011

Electroplated copper foil and enamel, patinated. UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Gift of Kim Schwarcz and Carl Schwarcz. Copyright The June Schwarcz Estate. Photo by M. Lee Fatherree

Electroplated copper foil and enamel bowl

June Schwarcz, Bowl (#561), 1970

Electroplated copper foil and enamel. Collection of Forrest L. Merrill. Copyright The June Schwarcz Estate. Photo by M. Lee Fatherree

Electroplated copper foil and enamel square bowl.

June Schwarcz, Apollo’s Pool (#2025), 1993

Electroplated copper foil and enamel. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in honor of June Schwarcz. Copyright The June Schwarcz Estate. Photo by Gene Young

Electroplated copper and enamel, raku fired bowl

June Schwarcz, Fortuny Bowl (#828), 1981

Electroplated copper and enamel, raku fired. Collection of Forrest L. Merrill. Copyright The June Schwarcz Estate. Photo by M. Lee Fatherree

Electroplated copper mesh, patinated sculpture

June Schwarcz, Vessel (#2332), 2007

Electroplated copper mesh, patinated. Collection of Forrest L. Merrill. Copyright The June Schwarcz Estate. Photo by M. Lee Fatherree

Etched and electroplated copper and enamel sculpture

June Schwarcz, Central Asia II (#567), 1970

Etched and electroplated copper and enamel. Enamel Arts Foundation, Gift of Mary Fogarty Smith. Copyright The June Schwarcz Estate. Photo by Jairo Ramirez

Electroplated copper foil and enamel, yellow sculpture

June Schwarcz, Vessel (#2457), 2012

Electroplated copper foil and enamel. Collection of John Chiara. Copyright The June Schwarcz Estate. Photo by M. Lee Fatherree

Electroplated copper and enamel bowl

June Schwarcz, Kimono Bowl (#709), 1977

Electroplated copper and enamel. Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Purchase, Thom Hall Acquisition Fund. Copyright The June Schwarcz Estate. Photo by Cindy Momchilov/Camera Work, Inc.

Electroplated copper and enamel sculpture

June Schwarcz, SLAC Drawing III (#646), 1974

Electroplated copper and enamel. Collection of Carl Schwarcz and Molly Clark. Copyright The June Schwarcz Estate. Photography by Cate Hurst

Electroplated copper and enamel, green patination

June Schwarcz, Bowl (#809), 1981

Electroplated copper and enamel, green patination. Collection of Forrest L. Merrill. Copyright The June Schwarcz Estate. Photo by M. Lee Fatherree

Portrait of June Schwarcz
Electroplated copper foil and enamel, patinated sculpture
Electroplated copper foil and enamel bowl
Electroplated copper foil and enamel square bowl.
Electroplated copper and enamel, raku fired bowl
Electroplated copper mesh, patinated sculpture
Etched and electroplated copper and enamel sculpture
Electroplated copper foil and enamel, yellow sculpture
Electroplated copper and enamel bowl
Electroplated copper and enamel sculpture
Electroplated copper and enamel, green patination