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I love enamel jewellery. It must be so exciting putting the half-finished object in the oven and wondering what the colour, the texture or the surface will look like. It is a mixture of experimentation, hard work and amazing talent that gives us objects like the ones in this post.

40 contemporary artists have created their own masterpieces with this ‘old-fashioned’ method. The exhibition “Die Renaissance des Emaillierens” is opening today at Galerie Handwerk in Munich.

“…We believe this topic is currently highly relevant, as many young gold and silversmiths have begun to devote themselves to this technique…we would like to document and show this observation”.

I’m already regretting not going to Schmuck this year…

Bettina Dittlmann - Brooch (2009). Iron binding wire and enamel. Picture from http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Bettina Dittlmann - Brooch (2009). Iron binding wire and enamel. Picture from http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Carolina Gimeno - Brooch. Copper, enamel, silver. Picture from http://kitandcaboodle.ning.com

Carolina Gimeno - Brooch. Copper, enamel, silver. Picture from http://kitandcaboodle.ning.com

Christine Graf - "No return" (2011). Brooch. Copper mesh, gold, silver, enamel, stainless steel. Photo by Christine Graf from http://thinkingthroughthings.blogspot.com

Christine Graf - "No return" (2011). Brooch. Copper mesh, gold, silver, enamel, stainless steel. Photo by Christine Graf from http://thinkingthroughthings.blogspot.com

Karin Johansson - Necklace. Sterling silver, 18k gold, enamel. Photo from wwwsplendor.blogspot.com

Karin Johansson - Necklace. Sterling silver, 18k gold, enamel. Photo from wwwsplendor.blogspot.com

Jamie Bennett - "Matters of Appearance" Series (2010/2011). Necklace. Gold and enamel. Picture from http://siennagallery.com

Jamie Bennett - "Matters of Appearance" Series (2010/2011). Necklace. Gold and enamel. Picture from http://siennagallery.com

Beate Eismann - Necklace. Picture from http://www.beate-eismann.de

Beate Eismann - Necklace. Picture from http://www.beate-eismann.de

Beate Eismann - Necklace. Picture from http://www.beate-eismann.de

Beate Eismann - Necklace. Picture from http://www.beate-eismann.de

Ike Jünger - Brooch. Silver, gold, enamel. Photo from http://www.pilartz.com

Ike Jünger - Brooch. Silver, gold, enamel. Photo from http://www.pilartz.com

Gemma Draper - "Blossom Delivery 7" (2009). Brooch. Copper, enameling, sculpey, paint. Picture from http://www.gemmadraper.com

Gemma Draper - "Blossom Delivery 7" (2009). Brooch. Copper, enameling, sculpey, paint. Picture from http://www.gemmadraper.com

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