Jill Crowther
Jill Crowther
Harbour by Lorenzo Gavarini
Lorenzo Gavarini
William Smith
William Smith
Catherine Van Giap - fish panel
Catherine Van Giap
Shelly Perkins
Shelly Perkins

Katie Sanderson

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Artwork for Katie Sanderson

Enamelling Robins in my studio

Enamelling with forest ferns

Enamelled pendant

Enamel abstract piece drying

Teaching examples

Enamel Hummingbird


Mini Enamel Landscapes


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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Every piece I create be that a picture or item of jewellery is unique. I use these ancient enamelling techniques in explorative and experimental ways to push what the materials can do. I readily take up the challenge to produce anything I can sketch into a piece of enamel art. I do this because I find enamelling most addictive when you approach it freely respecting the foundation methods but always experimenting.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

It means seeing everything, one day I realised I was no longer just looking at something I was instead seeing it. Every detail, every colour change, every pattern and in seeing the world in technicolour I was open to inspiration and an appreciation of the world around me that was unlocked forever.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I’m an enamel artist or Enamelist. I create unique kiln fired enamel work also known as Vitreous enamel. I also teach kiln fired enamelling across the country and at my own studio in the Forest of Dean.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I practice a wide range of enamelling techniques including, sieving, adding decorations, sgraffito, stencilling, transparent and opaque enamel, using fine silver and gold foils, high firing, swirling and the technique I specialise in wet packing.

All these I also teach in my enamelling workshops which take place from my studio in the Forest of Dean and at many venues across the country.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I’m mainly self taught, I didn’t attend an art course of any kind beyond A-level art. But I was fortunate enough to be introduced to enamelling by my mother who an enamel artist herself gave me a great grounding and furthered my knowledge over the years. I started teaching through assisting her in her teaching and then 7 years ago I left my previous career behind to focus full time on enamelling and raising my family.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

I’m a member of Far Open and exhibited with them last year at the Dean Heritage Museum.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

The Boat House Gallery, Tintern
The Boathouse Gallery, Monmouth
Urchins Gallery, Ross on Wye
Eastington Farm Shop, Eastington
Created by Hand, Strelley, Nottingham
Locally Produced for you, West Bridgford, Nottingham
From Home, Berkeley

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