Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Artist Harlan Butt
  • Artist Harlan Butt
  • Lecture
  • 11/2/2010
  • 18:30-20:30
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Alpha Rho Gamma (Metalsmiths), Department of Visual Art
Event Description
Harlan W. Butt is an internationally recognized enamelist and metalsmith whose spun and enameled vessels reflect the influences of flora and fauna and the world of relationship, interaction and communication, creating imagery that is metaphorical and literal. He will present a two-day workshop on metalspinning and enameling in the KU Metalsmithing studio during his visit the University of Kansas November 1-2,2010.

Butt is currently a Regents Professor of Art at the University of North Texas where he has taught since 1976. He is past President of the Enamelist Society and a Fellow of the American Crafts Council. Butt studied in Japan, including a year working in the studio of master metalsmith Shumei Tanaka and at the Biso Cloisonne Company, both in Kyoto. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum of Art & Design in New York City, the Mint Museum of Art & Craft in Charlotte, NC, the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, the National Gallery of Australia, the University of North Texas and the City of Denton.