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  The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs (detail) 1871

Enamel Research

Affiliated Staff


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

Elizabeth Turrell trained as a ceramist at the Central School of Art and Design in London. She is Senior Research Fellow and runs the Enamel Studio. She exhibits national and internationally, and has taught workshops and lectured throughout the UK, USA, Sweden, Holland and India. Since 1997 she has been a director of Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, the first gallery in the UK specialising in enamel.

Facility Contact:Jessica Turrell, AHRC Research Fellow
e-mail Address: Jessica.Turrell@uwe.ac.uk
Telephone: 0117 328 5868
Room: 0D59

In 2007 the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) awarded Jessica a three-year Research Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts. This project entitled Innovation in Vitreous Enamel Surfaces for Jewellery is a practice-led investigation of the place of enamel within contemporary jewellery practice. Jessica trained in jewellery and traditional enamel processes at Central School of Art, London. Over a number of years she has developed an experimental and flexible approach to enamel by which she seeks to create work that moves away from traditional jewellery enamel practice in order to achieve a more ambiguous and expressive surface quality.

Facility Contact:Beate Gegenwart, Newby Trust Bursary - Artist in Residence (Enamel on Metal)

Enamel Research Centre wins funding from the Newby Trust
The Enamel Research Unit has been awarded funding from the Newby Trust for a 12 month traineeship to make a significant contribution to the field of enamel on metal.

Beate Gegenwart is a Principal Lecturer and Head of School of Fine and Applied Arts at Swansea. Her main teaching engagement is on the BA (Hons) Surface Pattern Design programme, focusing on visual computing, digital textile techniques and practice-based tutorials. She studied at University of Wales, Cardiff and the University of the West of England, completing two Master degrees. Prior to coming to the Faculty of Art and Design at Swansea, she taught at the University of Wales, Cardiff, Hereford College of Art and West Wales School of Art.

Facility Visiting Professor: Robert Ebendorf, Professor at the School of Art at East Carolina University

Professor Robert Ebendorf is currently the Belk Distinguished Professor at the School of Art at East Carolina University teaching in the metals and design programmes. A founding member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, his work is included in many museums, public and private collections. His 35-year teaching career includes 22 years in the metal programme at SUNY New Paltz, New York, as well as numerous national and international visiting artist workshops.