Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs (detail) 1871

Enamel Facilities

Facility Contact:Elizabeth Turrell
e-mail Address:Elizabeth.Turrell@uwe.ac.uk
Telephone: 0117 328 4759
Room: OC28


The CFPR is a centre for excellence in vitreous enamel research and professional practice; this is the only enamel research facility in the UK. This enterprise has a reputation not only for research, but also for high quality collaborations with visiting artists, makers, designers and the vitreous enamel industry. We are particular interested in working with established artists new to the process of enamelling on both small and large-scale enamel projects.

The studio has a large flatbed kiln with the capacity to fire panels up to 1750 cm x 1400cm. The studio and kiln are available for hire by artists who may wish to develop their own work or carry out a public commission - we are able to offer technical advice and support.


Studio Equipment

Firing Kilns:

One large northern kiln with dimensions approx. 2 meters x 1.5 meters
Five small kilns up to 1 cubic foot

Hire of kiln by the day, allowing you to fire as many times as practical during the day: £120 per day

Preparation and Finishing:

Electroforming tank
Durston rolling mill
Compressed airbrush
Small spray booth

Artist residency programme:

We can provide one to one enamelling expertise for artists, especially those interested in in producing large enamel panels for public art projects, this is typically charged at £1000 per week for use of the studio with one full day of technical assistance included. The artist also pays for any materials on top of this fee. Please send applications with a project proposal, portfolio and CD of images or call us to discuss your individual requirements.