Reinterpreting glass on metal

Turrell, E. C. (2010) Reinterpreting glass on metal. In: Re-source - prospects for contemporary jewellery and object making 14th Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia Biennial Conference, Perth, Australia, 9-11 April 2010. Available from:

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Creative and experimental surfaces in enamel using non-traditional approaches to glass on metal. Traditional enamel is associated with preciousness, sumptuous colour and reflected light. However, by disassociating enamel from the glassy, decorative and perfect surface it is possible to re-interpret and re-evaluate the enamel surface for contemporary makers. Today, we use pre-packed "convenience" enamels but by understanding the raw materials of our craft, all of which come from the earth's crust, it becomes possible to develop a range of surfaces that are complementary to traditional enamelling. It is possible to achieve creative and expressive enamel surfaces using the basic vocabulary of mark-making common to visual artists.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Glass on metal, contemporary enamel practice, vitreous enamel
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:7676
Deposited By: J. Montgomery
Deposited On:15 Apr 2010 13:04
Last Modified:02 Dec 2016 13:14

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