Tom Ellis

Tom Ellis began his 34 year career in enameling at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina in 1974 and eventually became the resident enamelist. He taught most of the classes offered by the school and hosted guest instructors. In 1985 he became employed with Thompson Enamel in Bellevue, Kentucky, as Glass On Metal (the enamelist’s magazine) editor, as well as technical consultant, and workshop instructor.  In 1987 he was involved in the organizing of The Enamelist Society, working on its first three biennial conferences, exhibitions and as one of the first three trustees. His enamel workshops have been held in many cities across the United States and in Venezuela, Trinidad, Canada and Australia.  He has written a project chapter and is technical editor for the book The Art of Fine Enameling by Karen Cohen.  Currently he is employed as resident artist, technical consultant and workshop instructor for Thompson.

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