ENAMOURED, The Atrium, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, 42 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1, until 18th November 2016
Organised by The British Society of Enamellers this exhibition celebrates the work of both their established members and new graduates. The technique of enamelling has a long history dating back as far as the 16th century BC and one can quite understand its enduring appeal through the ages because the transformation from powdered glass (frit) applied to a metal surface to form a vibrant, hard colourful surface is achieved in the kiln at high temperature.
Traditional techniques such as Basse-Taille, Champlevé, Cloisonné and Plique à Jour are still used today but nowadays it can also be industrially applied. While we may usually associate the technique with jewellery or precious object such as those created by Fabergé it can also be applied to metals such as copper, cast iron and stainless steel.
This is a wonderful celebration of this fascinating and enduring technique.