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June Schwarcz: Invention & Variation

Bernard Jazzar and Harold Nelson

For more than sixty years, June Schwarcz (1918–2015) advanced the art of enameling—fusing glass to metal through a high-temperature firing process—while creating works that combine rich textures and luminous color. Her technical experiments earned her national awards and generations of followers.

June Schwarcz: Invention & Variation celebrates this pioneering artist with fifty-nine full-color plates representing a wide selection of her work, from traditional vessels and boxes to wall-mounted panels and modernist sculpture. An essay by Bernard N. Jazzar and Harold B. Nelson explores her groundbreaking methods and varied sources—including Japanese calligraphy, ancient Peruvian textiles, European painting and sculpture, Islamic architecture, and high fashion.



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Year Published
112 pp.: Ill. (80 color)
  • Hardcover: 978-0-937311-85-1


Ceramic square structure with yellow interior base with lighter top and red exterior coloring.
June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation
March 10, 2017August 26, 2017
Pioneering artist June Schwarcz (1918–2015) was one of the most innovative enamelists of the 20th century, creating a remarkably varied body of work over a career spanning more than 60 years.