Janine Partington came late to enamelling, having first studied History of Art, Design and Film
at Sheffield Polytechnic and then Museum Studies at Leicester University. Whilst taking a break from her
career as a museum curator, she took a part-time course in enamelling at Filton College, Bristol and has never looked back!
Her pieces combine the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary design. Intricate hand-cut stencils
are laid onto copper and then powdered enamel is sifted on and then fired to 800 degrees centigrade.
Her work is inspired by trees, flowers, seedheads and the landscape. Many of the designs shown here on our Gallery pages are available as either a brooch or pendant.
In Gallery 4 you can see examples of scalpel cut line drawings. The part of the process of enamelling that most appeals to Janine is the cutting of the stencils
and so she has recently begun to make scalpel cut drawings in their own right, independent of the enamel process. This is a new development and the
Castle Gallery is excited to have the opportunity to show eight of these pieces as part of her exhibition.
Prices range from £28.50 - £150
'Inspired to Design' - An Exhibition of Scalpel Cut Drawings and Enamel Work by Janine Partington and
Ceramics and Paintings by Katrin Moye.
2-23 March, 2013
Please contact the gallery for a preview invitation or
download the invitation.
Selection of Brooches
Enamel on copper, 3.5cm - 7cm (d).