Artist bio: Barbara McFadyen is a metalsmith and enamelist who has been designing jewelry in gold, silver, and enamel for nearly five decades. Barbara received her MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University and BA from Eckerd College. Her award-winning work is nationally recognized through exhibitions with the American Crafts Council, the Smithsonian Institution, SNAG, and the Enamelist Society. Barbara’s work is found in the collections of The Enamel Arts Foundation, the Mint Museum, the Arkansas Museum of Fine Art, the Crocker Museum, and Yale University Art Gallery. In addition to her love of enameling, Barbara finds inspiration through teaching others, and has led workshops at fine craft schools throughout the US, Japan, and Italy. Currently, Barbara serves as secretary on the Board of Directors for The Enamelist Society and maintains her studio practice in Chapel Hill, NC.