Through material experimentation, I wish to explore the new possibilities that industrial liquid enamel can bring to contemporary jewellery. My aim is to challenge the pre-conceived ideas attached to enamel by questioning technique, process and aesthetic.
Informing my creative process is the industrial city. Taking inspiration from patterns and structures I have observed on my journeys through urban scenes, I initially paint onto small scale enamel panels to help me to reflect upon these observations. This visual information is translated into tactile, sculptural forms that play with line, gritty textures and matt finishes.
Recent work experiments with smooth silver wire structures which give strength and stability. Intertwined within these frameworks are thin enamelled binding wire elements that create a sense of fragility. This combination of materials allows me to create unpredictable and spontaneous ideas for jewellery with a unique painterly quality.
Associations and Memberships:
The Guild of Enamellers,
The British Society of Enamellers,
Contemporary Applied Arts
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