at The Goldsmiths’ Centre
Until 18th November 2016
The Goldsmiths’ Centre is the Farringdon outpost of the illustrious and historic Goldsmiths’ Company, the ancient livery company that still functions to support and promote the goldsmiths’ craft and trade. In contrast to the Goldsmiths’ Hall, the Company’s classical early-19th century home in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, The Goldsmiths’ Centre is the new and very modern face of one of the oldest City of London livery companies, focussing on training the next generation of goldsmiths.
Enamoured is the new exhibition on show now at the Centre and takes a look at contemporary enamelwork from members of The British Society of Enamellers, which includes some of the UK’s leading and upcoming makers.
Enamelling occupies a notional territory located somewhere between art and alchemy. The firing of glass and metal creates an almost magical fusion and the work on show in Enamoured is quite dazzling in its intricacy, colour and skill. There are a number of enamelling techniques on show from basse-taille and champlevé to cloisonné and plique à jour and the Enamoured designers have created everything from jewellery and portrait miniatures to car badges and objet d’art.
A lovely exhibition that gives an insight into a beautiful, and rather mysterious, craft.
Enamoured is on show at The Goldsmiths’ Centre until 18th November 2016.
Photograph: Floating Material by Phil Barnes (photo credit: London Art File)
Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
The Goldsmiths’ Centre
42 Britton Street
London EC1M 5AD
26th October, 2pm – 4.30pm :
Guerrilla Enamelling: easy techniques for getting started in enamelling, with filmed demonstrations, discussion, samples & test pieces
2nd November, 1.30pm – 3.00pm:
Curator’s Tour by Ruth Rushby and Penny Gildea and handling session of enamels
For tickets to these events see www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on