ENAMEL-WORK GLASS ON METAL
Transparent and opaque enamels (ground glass) are fired in a kiln onto copper and silver to make small and large wall panels, plates and a selection of dishes and jewellery
The varied landscape and the life of the far North west is expressed in semi-abstract and colourful designs.
Every Kaffel items are different and not only for it’s patterns but it’s history. You may see the history from the fork’s hallmarks, which the original maker has engraved upon it. Still the Kaffel products are almost antique and as a result it hard to interpret the hallmarks from time to time.
Today these forks have found a new meaning and that is to decorate its owner.
My artwork combines a broad spectrum of painting‚ contemporary jewellery‚ dichroic glass and driftwood. Also featuring photography and paintings by Doreen McRae.
Jennifer Gray (MA RCA) is a Designer/Maker of jewellery and objects. Her work is sold through London based Galleries and Design shops, she also works to commission.
Based on personal photography of the structural details and materials of the Scottish Parliament, various buildings in New York and Prague and other industrial buildings within Scotland, a collection of both tableware and jewellery has evolved.
By combining natural materials with strong metal forms, the afore-mentioned architectural connotations are realised.
Silver Contemporary Jewellery inspired by the Scottish coast line.
My interest is across the whole spectrum of metalwork. I work with clients on site specific projects within the field of architecture, both exterior and interior, and also sculpture for the public domain and within the private garden.
My work is innovative and original. It challenges conventional thought and often uses a combination of metals/materials to achieve a concept. Ideas and the process of making combine to explore and develop this to its ultimate.
I would describe my work as being very narrative.
I love creating work which has a story behind it or meaning.
Recently, Karen’s work has become more conceptually based on the emergent sense of home and associated culture, promoting a sense of being, in relation to the life cycle and its many roads and journeys taken.
My varied background is mainly in Silversmithing but includes jewellery design and production experience. In my career I have been Self-Employed designing, producing, exhibiting and selling my own work but have also been lucky enough to work as part of a team in three well known and established workshops. I have a wide range of manufacturing skills working in precious metals, from small scale jewellery work to much larger silversmithing projects.