Professor Robert Ebendorf is an innovative leader in the field of contemporary craft and jewellery and is globally renowned for his enamel work. Robert will be in residence at the Centre for Fine Print Research during the summer 2010. Robert has BA and master’s of fine arts from the University of Kansas, and won a Fulbright scholarship to study at the State School for Applied Arts and Crafts in Norway.
He joined East Carolina University in 1997 as a visiting lecturer and was awarded the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professorship in 1999. He has taught in numerous locations in the United States, Australia, and Europe. He oversees the guest artist program for ECU and is on the board of the National Endowment for the Arts and is an elected American Craft Council Fellow.
He was selected as a 2005 Master of the Medium by the Renwick Alliance, one of five masters selected for the annual award, which is based on consummate craftsmanship and contribution to the craft field. His work has appeared in many museum and gallery collections worldwide, including the Smithsonian’s Renwick gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum, American Craft Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
He is a pioneer in jewellery who has made significant contributions to American art and is famous for finding objects that are under appreciated or overlooked by society and giving them a new life. Objects such as fossils, animal claws, or even pull tops from lids have all found their way into his art.
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