Artist bio: Jenne Rayburn is a Boston-based goldsmith, enamellist and designer. She grew up in the farming country of southeastern Washington State, and studied art, interior design and architecture at the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts. A lifelong artist and arts advocate, Jenne believes that the arts and crafts of our world are critical to the development of creative societies. History and tradition, vernacular design and indigenous peoples inspire Jenne’s glass and metal work. Using traditional and innovative vitreous enamel techniques combined with steel, silver and copper, Jenne sees her work as narrative and she searches for meaning in the convergence of history, lineage and identity. She is fascinated with myths and folklore that recount heroic adventures and connect us to a larger purpose. These stories strive to express the mystery and complexity of the human experience and the relationships that influence and inspire us.