Harlan W. Butt, Metalsmith

Harlan W. Butt is considered one of the world’s premier contemporary enamelists, having appeared in dozens of exhibitions and having his artwork added to numerous private and public collections over the span of his forty-year career. As an enamelist who melds time-honored techniques such as cloisonné, Limoges painting, and other processes, Butt has transformed expectations of the medium.

Cindi Strauss
Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

From exhibition catalog Extraordinary journey: 40 Years of Art Metalwork by Harlan W. Butt