Harlan Butt is our VAST November Guest Artist presenter. Harlan has over 40 years of experience working in metal and enamel. He specializes in creating vessels inspired by the human relationship to wilderness and the natural environment.
Harlan is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Texas where he taught jewelry and metalworking from 1976 to 2017. He is past President of the Enamelist Society, past President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Fellow of the American Crafts Council and a member of the Society of American Silversmiths.
Harlan has been the Artist-in-Residence at Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, Acadia National Park in Maine, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His artworks can be found in the permanent collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum of Art & Design in New York City, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Arkansas Museum of Fine Art, the Mint Museum of Art & Craft in Charlotte, NC, the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, the Wichita Center for the Arts, the National Gallery of Australia, the Cloisonne Enamelware Fureai Museum in Ama City, Japan and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.