Harlan W. Butt is a Regents Professor of Art at the University of North Texas where he has taught since 1976. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally for over thirty years and spent a year studying enameling and metalsmithing in Kyoto, Japan. Harlan is past President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), is past president of the Enamelist Society, a Fellow of the American Crafts Council and has his work in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, the Shippo Art Museum in Ama-City, Japan; the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Mint Museum of Art & Craft in Charlotte, NC; the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN among others. Harlan lives with his wife Robin in Denton, Texas. He also maintains a studio in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, where he spends the summer months.