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Dinan, Anne
Trained in a wide variety of disciplines, Anne Dinan is a multifaceted and highly versatile artist.  However, for the past twenty years, enameling has been her preferred form of expression.  Her work ranges from vividly colored jewelry, especially earrings and brooches, to evocative, wall-mounted plaques and panels.  She is a dedicated teacher and regularly offers on-line classes on such topics as enamel painting, design, and the use of decals in enameling.  She has also led enameling workshops at Metalwerx in Waltham, MA; the Littleton Studio School in Littleton, NH; and elsewhere.

Born in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1965, Dinan trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she explored welding, photography, and lithography.  She ultimately discovered metalwork to be of greatest interest.  In the 1980s, she also studied glass blowing at Sterling Glass in Worcester, MA and enrolled in a variety of workshops exploring techniques such as casting and fusing.  Her interest in metal and glass ultimately led to enameling, a medium in which she enlisted all her previous art making experience.  June Jasen was a tremendous support in her early explorations in the field.  Largely self-taught as an enamelist, she has taken a liquid enamel on steel workshop with Kat Cole and a variety of classes on other enameling topics with Ruth Ball, Pat Nelson, Merry Lee Rae, and others.

Dinan’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe and she has participated in Enamelist Society biennial exhibitions over the past several years.