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 Delphine Geoffray, Enamel jewellery

 
   

Background
My artistic background is that of a self-educated person. After short studies in tourism I left to travel in the USA, in England, in India... My passion for the realization of jewellery showed itself very early. When I was a child, I made jewellery with different materials; glass, metal pieces, seeds, shells... Then in Paris, in 1992, after meeting an enameller from a family of artist's for several generations, I found the material that I needed to give life to my creations.

 
   

Activity
My activity is dedicated to searching for colours, to the vagaries of fire.
Every jewel is drawn on a leaf of copper, cut and beaten.
The enamel is then applied in different coats, several firings are necessary to enhance the brightness of these splendid colours.
I have taken several training courses throughout the world to learn different techniques and I use American, Indian or Japanese enamels, which give me a large chromatic diversity.

 
    

Philosophy
Enamel fascinates me, dazzles me. It is a mixture of silica, potash, soda, red lead, which resembles crystal more than glass.
Enamel is part of an ancestral tradition. In Egypt and in Greece, as of the 6th century B.C., gold or silver plate was enhanced with glass paste. In the 3rd century, the Celts fired enamel on a bronze support. In the Middle Ages, enamel flourished in the Occident. Monastic workshops practiced cloisonné on gold. Then copper took the place of gold and enamelling developed, especially thanks to the school of Limoges.
Today, enamel is worked worldwide and high fashion does not fail us.

 
   

Enamelling classes, painting on coppe
Information, rates and enrolment: +33 (0)6 41 03 51 09


Delphine Geoffray
Enamel jewellery

Boutique : 11 place des Cornières
24 540 Monpazier
France
Tel : +33 (0)6 41 03 51 09
Email : contact@bijouxdemail.fr
Website : www.bijouxdemail.fr

Open in July and August every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In June and September from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (closed Monday)
The rest of the year by appointment at the studio in Vergt de Biron

 
 

 
 

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