Leslie Perrino

Leslie is a full-time artist and teacher currently living in Racine, Wisconsin, where she maintains a home studio. She is faculty and coordinator of the jewelry department at the Evanston Art Center and an adjunct professor teaching jewelry at the College of Lake County. She also teaches workshops in Illinois and Wisconsin.


  • Purdue University - B.A.
  • Savannah College of Art and Design - M.A.


Metals and jewelry, vitreous enamel



Exhibition highlights:

  • "Halsted Design Challenge," Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery, New Orleans, LA - 2017
  • "Alchemy 2: A Global Vision for Enamel," Enamelists' Society, Cincinnati, OH - 2013
  • "All About Me: Creature Comforts," Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI - 2009, 2012

Other interests and inspirations:

Laser and 3D printing, color, found objects (especially computer components)

Publication highlights:

"Anatomy of a Brooch: The Halsted Challenge," Facet Jewelry - 2017

Leslie's teaching style:

She has over 20 years of teaching experience and is a charismatic and effective teacher who encourages skill building and exploration of the medium.

Leslie loves EAC because . . .

It is a great place to learn jewelry, from the excellent teachers to the well-equipped studios and extra studio time available to hone one's craft.

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