Ray Parisi – Enamelist & Jeweler

Cary, North Carolina

Ray attended Seaton Hall Preparatory School and College.  After receiving his Master’s Degree from the University of North Dakota, he went on to get his Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Dakota and the University of Pennsylvania.  Ray spent his professional career practicing medicine as an Ob-Gyn.

Following retirement, Ray focused his attention on becoming a professional enamalist.  He joined the Enamalists Gallery in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, where he produced work for the 23 years.  He became particularly enamored with etching and producing Plique-a-jour (light of day) jewelry.  As you look at his beautiful work, you can see the “light of day” shining through his pieces.  They take on the quality of a miniature stained glass window.

During his tenure as an enamalist, he has organized multiple exhibitions and has had his work accepted into several juried exhibitions.  He was honored to have his work featured in the Gift Shop of the Richmond Museum of Fine Arts during their Faberge Exhibit.