My working life has been of a freelance enameller, working for various Designer Craftsman, Silversmiths, Goldsmiths, and Jewellers, undertaking commissions from the retail trade, including the large London Jewell Houses, corporate and livery companies within the city.
While working on such commissions I will be asked to work very closely to the client's designs, and will try to bring to life in enamel, the colours, the brightness of the glass, together with the different properties and effects various metals will bring to their ideas. Although this at times can be restrictive, the demands that are made upon your skills always come as a challenge.
Handmade enamel jewellery and artwork by Tilly Wilkinson.
Enamels often react with the metal they are fired onto, producing unexpected colours and effects. Whilst this is a stumbling block for the beginner it is one of the characteristics that Tilly loves about enamel. To use enamel well requires experience and knowledge of the likely effects that can be achieved if the enamel is fired for different times and at different temperatures. Tilly has spent the last twenty years experimenting with different enamelling techniques and produces a range of items from wall pieces to 3 dimensional work, jewellery and bowls. Her current work has a narrative element to it and is illustrative of the comings and goings of the wildlife in her own garden and in the wider landscape around her.
She is a past Chair of the Guild, holds CGE and is currently the regional representative for the North West of England and North Wales.
To buy a piece of her work or to take a lesson please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Seldon is a jeweller and enameller but above all, he is an enamel artist. The skills that create this difference have been developed over many years and welcomed by a variety of clients:
* Leading jewellers, including Garrards, Asprey and Cartier.
* National institutions, for both design and restoration work.
* Private clients, seeking a unique gift that will truly endure.
You may imagine by the above that Keith is a household name, when in reality, his work is best known to other specialists. The Faberge piece you have restored, or the wonderfully jewelled, enamel brooch you purchase in London may well have seen Keith's hand. Part of the covenant between retailers and fine crafstmen.
Lynne regularly runs courses in enamelling and in art clay silver her well equipped workshop in North Yorkshire and at other venues - see the courses section of this website
I specialise in handmade silver chains and enamelling, and I also use dichroic glass as well as semi precious stones, swarovski crystals and Venetian murano glass to create unique items for discerning people.
I am Bristol based working in enamel panels and making contemporary silver jewellery, teaching courses in both at Orchard Workshops, Kingswood,Bristol
My favourite technique is cloisonné on silver, but I also enjoy the freedom of working on copper. I look to employ texture under the enamel and I achieve this by a variety of techniques from traditional engraving on silver to sgraffito on copper. I often include embellishments of semi precious stones, gold or even found beach pebbles within a piece. I also enjoy the challenge of producing 3 dimensional pieces such as my handbags and "Cakey Boxes".
I am a designer craftsman, specialising in contemporary enamelwork, creating jewellery, bowls, panels and 3D work. I also run workshops, for up to 10 students, with all equipment, tools and materials provided. Private tuition is also available in a well equipped workshop/studio. Please view my website for more details and information.
British designer specialising in contemporary, hand-crafted, enamel jewellery in silver and gold
Hand-painted vitreous enamel portrait miniatures on copper or gold, individually made to the highest award-winning standard, creating jewel-like heirlooms to be treasured for generations.
Enamelart specializes in creating kiln fired enamelled light switches. Each one is handmade with attention to detail. They are designed to create small pieces of art for all rooms of the house and in offices and restaurants. In fact, anywhere there is a light switch.
This site will give you information about the art forms in which I like to work. These are mainly ENAMELLING (the art of bonding two seemingly incompatible materials: glass and metal) and BATIK. My batik paintings are made on silk or on cotton, and sometimes even on paper. There are also examples of graphic work (lino cuts, silkscreens, etchings or drawings) and of ceramic work, as well as a list of recent exhibitions.
Stylish, contemporary enamelled keepsakes. Baby handprints and footprints; children's drawings and first handwriting.
Every flamecat keepsake is unique. They are personalised, handcrafted in enamel and finished with a quality bespoke frame.
Westhope College, a specialist further education Craft College. We provide a wide programme of craft courses including residential weekends, Saturday workshops, Summer Schools and mid-week courses.
For the serious craft student, our courses provide an ideal opportunity for in-depth study.