Jan Harrell
Education & Certification

University of Houston, Houston, TX, MFA in Sculpture, 2007
Gemological Institute of America, Diamond Certification, 1976
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, BFA, Major - jewelry, Minor – enameling, 1974

Professional Experience

Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX. 1993 to present. Enamel Instructor
Stuckey and Speer Diamonds, Houston, TX. 1975 to 1982

Exhibitions & Awards


The Art of Enamel
College of the Albemarle, Manteo, NC


Harold Balazs and His Enamellist Friends
The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID


Offerings - Gifts for the Muse
One-woman show, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ


Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX


Beyond Borders
NCEG 11th International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Oakland, CA



Special Award Alchemy Exhibition
13th Biennial International Juried Exhibition
Traveling to venues in Gatlinburg, Knoxville, and Memphis, TN

Beyond Useful and Beautiful: Rethinking Domestic Craft
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX



Jurors Award
Materials: Hard and Soft

Juried all craft exhibition, Denton, TX


Vanitas: The Muse in her Boudoir
One-woman installation show, Tradions Bank, Houston, TX


Vanitas: The Muse in her Boudoir and Enamelis Alumnus
A juried Enamel Exhibition, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX


NCEG Award of Excellence
NCEG 10th International Juried Enamel Exhibition

Lireille Gallery, Oakland, CA



The Enamel Show
Celebrating 500 Enameled Objects by Lark Books, Velvet da Vinci,
San Francisco, CA


International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Oakland, CA



Juried show, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX


Juried show, Pearl Fincher Gallery, MFA, Houston, TX



Fresh Metal
Juried show, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX


Texas Glass
Juried regional glass exhibition, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX


Three person show, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX

Juror for Fusion:
The 11th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Columbus, OH



Enamelist Society Popular Choice Award
8th International Juried Enamel Exhibition
Oakland, CA


On Fire
Contemporary Enameling exhibit and traveling show
M.I.M. Gallery, Baltimore, MD


New Wave-Contemporary International Enamels

Juried international show, Soviet, Georgia


One Screw: Nine Ways
U of H graduate sculpture Exhibit, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX


All Dolled Up
Invitational show, Gallery 324, Cleveland, OH


Mind over Metal
Fluery Gallery, Houston, TX



Enamelist Society juried exhibition, Gatlinburg, TN



Jurors Award
The 7th International Enamel Exhibition
Berkeley, CA


The A, B, C’s of Craft
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX


Refined III
National Biennial Precious Metal competition, Nacogdoches, TX


Facere Gallery
Show of enamel artists, Seattle, WA



Craft Houston 2002 Texas
Juried show on Texas craft, Houston, TX

Juror Award
Materials: Hard and Soft
Juried all craft exhibition, Denton, TX


Sixth International Juried Enamel Exhibition

Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA


Color, Light and Illusion
Juried enamel exhibition, Northern California Enamelist Society


Craft National 36
Juried by Kenneth Trapp, PA



Color and Light
Juried international show, New Delhi, India


Color and Reflection: Enamels 2001
Juried international show, Arrowmont, TN

Third place award
Materials: Hard and Soft
National juried craft exhibition, Denton, TX



The Necklace Show
Four person show with lecture, North Harris College, Houston, TX



Crossing Boundaries
Biennial juried exhibition, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada



First Place Award
Materials and Form
Art League of Houston, Houston, TX



Award of Excellence
The 9th International Exhibition of Enameling Art
Tokyo, Japan



First Place
Jewelry Division, Arkansas Art and Craft Exhibition
Little Rock, AK


500 Plastic Jewelry Designs, Lark jewelry Books, 2009
500 Enameled Objects
, Sarah Perkins, Lark Jewelry Books, 2008
500 Wedding Rings
, Martha Le Van, Lark Jewelry Books, 2007
500 Earrings, Martha Le Van, Lark Jewelry Books 2007
Wrote a chapter on etching in Enameling for Professionals, Lilyan Bachrach, 2006
Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects, Martha Le Van, Lark Jewelry Books 2005
500 Brooches: Inspiring Adornments for the Body
, Lark Jewelry Books, 2005
The Art of Enameling
, Linda Darty, Lark Jewelry Books 2004
The Art of Fine Enameling
, Karen Cohen, Sterling/Chapelle 2003
Color on Metal
, Tim McCreight, Guild Publishing 2003
The Metalsmith’s Book of Boxes and Lockets
, Tim McCreight, 1999
American Craft
, Feb./March, Enamels: Search for Identity, by Harlan Butt, 1998