Surface and Substance

Surface and Substance
International contemporary enamel jewellery curated by Jessica Turrell

14.10.11 - 12.11.11

Focus Artists (downstairs)
Christie Brown -ceramics
Tanya Gomez -ceramics
Laura Mcafferty -textiles
Rupert Williamson -furniture

Electrum Focus
Orn Panit Chiavakul

Over the last few years there has been a significant revival of interest in enamel with a number of contemporary jewellers developing new ways of working with enamel that enable them to create exciting and innovative work.
This exhibition showcases the work of thirty jewellers of international standing who, through a varied set of practices, take enamel well beyond its traditional boundaries.

The title, Surface and substance, has been chosen to emphasize that while this is clearly an exhibition that focuses on the use of vitreous enamel - the surface - of equal importance is the ‘substance’ that underpins the work on display; the thinking and the research, which along with the obvious material knowledge and skill, is evident in the striking and individual pieces on show.

Artist on show at CAA:
Jamie Bennett – USA
Stacey Bentley – UK
Jessica Calderwood – USA
Adrean Bloomard – Italy
Helen Carnac – UK
Bettina Dittlmann – Germany
Susie Ganch – USA
Christine Graf – Germany
Carolina Gimeno – Chile/Spain
Ike Jόnger – Germany
Kaori Juzu – Denmark
Esther Knobel – Israel
Liana Pattihis – UK
Isabell Schaupp – Germany
Vera Siemund – Germany
Elizabeth Turrell – UK
Jessica Turrell – UK
Annamaria Zanella - Italy


Artists on show at Electrum:
Ralph Bakker – The Netherlands
Carola Bauer – Germany
Patrizia Bonati – Italy
Stephen Bottomley – UK
Kathleen Browne – USA
Lydia Feast – UK
Karin Johansson – Sweden
Jutta Klingebiel – Germany
Ann Little – UK
Jacqueline Ryan – Italy
Marjorie Simon – USA
Silke Trekel – Germany

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