I was thrilled that my bird brooch was chosen as the image for the publicity....
British Society of Enamellers Exhibition at the Goldsmiths' Centre London.
This is a beautiful exhibition which covers all aspects of contemporary enamelling in the UK today.
It has been carefully curated and the displays explain the many different forms and techniques used in the enamel process.
This was a request to make a replica of the enamel teardrop which was attached to Marc Bolan's guitar.
(white Fender Stratocaster).
...an interesting challenge.
The second interesting request was a repair.
This was a silver pendant which had badly damaged (and replaced) enamel?/resin.
When I checked the hallmark it was AR Iona.
I then discovered the work of Alexander and Euphemia Ritchie and their Celtic Jewellery from Iona.
It was so interesting to read that Alex and Euphemia had met at Glasgow School of Art
in the 1890s
IONA Celtic Art - by E.Mairi MacArthur.
The approach to West Dean College.... beautiful in the sunshine....
Work by complete beginners at the end of a two day workshop... I'm always amazed by the work produced..
One Day Workshop
.. proudly wearing/holding the silver enamelled jewellery...the results of a very absorbing day!
This short video is a wonderful
The finished vases are double-sided...
Silver, engraved then enamelled.. with layers of fine gold and silver foil
I have almost finished the carving of the silver ( the black is felt tip pen at the moment!)
...the next stage is the cleaning up of the edges, then I can start to enamel...