Rose Schlemmer's studio practice revolves around enameling.  Commonly in her work, she uses vitreous enamel with overglaze techniques of china painting and image decals.  While working as an archivist, she digitized her family's 35mm film slides and 8mm film reels that are used for much of her decal work.  Other metalsmithing practices she often utilizes are hand-sawed metal, soldering, riveting, stone setting, hollow forming, and hand-fabricated closing devices.  

In her research practices, she takes inspiration from interior design focusing on wallpaper, contemporary photography, ceramic glazing techniques, and historical to current enameling practices.

​Currently, Rose Schlemmer is a Lecturer of Metals and Contemporary Art Jewelry and Foundations at University of Wisconsin Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Prior to teaching at UW Stout she was an adjunct professor at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana. In addition to teaching at IU she spent 3 years as a digital  archivist of 8, 16, and 35mm films at Memnon archiving.  She received her BFA in 3D studio arts from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.