Innovation in enamel symposium
Turrell, J. (2010) Innovation in enamel symposium. In: Innovation in Enamel Symposium, University of the West of England (UWE), Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol, UK, July 2010. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/11573
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A symposium was held at the Bower Ashton Campus, University of the West of England in July 2010: Read a review of the symposium published in Materials World http://www.iom3.org/news/enamoured-enamel. Addressing an audience composed of professional makers, academics, researchers and students the symposium examined the place of enamel within contemporary jewellery practice, celebrating its potential as an exciting and innovative material. At a time when increasing numbers of contemporary jewellers are rediscovering enamel this event offered a timely opportunity for the sharing of information and ideas plus a chance to network and take part in debate. SPEAKERS: Jessica Turrell - AHRC research fellow – enamel, UK: Jessica discussed her AHRC funded research project Innovation in Vitreous Enamel Surface for Jewellery. This practice-led and theoretical project has investigated the barriers to innovation and experimentation in enamel jewellery and the potential that alternative approaches have to encourage a new attitude to enamel. Elizabeth Turrell - Senior research fellow – enamel, UK: Elizabeth delivered a talk entitled Reinterpreting Glass on Metal in which she examined the potential for widening the vocabulary of enamel and its innovative opportunities for makers. Christine Graf - Enamel artist, Munich, Germany: Jeweller and enamel artist Christine Graf discussed the central role that enamel has played in her studio practice over the last decade. Professor Robert Ebendorf - Jeweller, USA and visiting professor, UWE: Robert Ebendorf led a lively discussion session on the current status of enamel in jewellery education. In addition to the speaker presentations the day included an opportunity for delegates to visit the Enamel Research unit and to view the practical experiments and finished pieces resulting from the project Innovation in Vitreous Enamel Surface for Jewellery. Lunch and the studio tours provided delegates with important opportunities to exchange views and to network.