ELIZABETH CAMPBELL

Elizabeth Jane Campbell is a contemporary jeweller and enameller who recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art.
Her work has a strong focus on enamel – both traditional and experimental – which she combines with unusual materials to create bold yet wearable jewellery.

Elizabeth will be Artist in Resident for the jewellery department at Glasgow School of Art 2013-2014.

 

Elizabeth Campbell

Artist's Statement

My creative process is informed by concepts of visual literacy. The dot, line, shape, direction and colour are all crucial factors in visual literacy as they act as a language for us to read and understand our surroundings. I am most inspired when elements of ‘visual stress’ are introduced, such as contrast and imbalance. I use these elements in my work to create bold, modernist designs which aim to fascinate and attract the viewer with colour, pattern and material.

I am attracted to enamel because of its methodical process, which allows me to achieve colour, pattern and texture in a formal and structured way. My love of this technique has led me to explore alternative materials in my work, not normally associated with enamelling.

By introducing ceramic honeycomb block as a carving material I am able to create tactile and sculptural forms, which I then enhance with colourful enamel in a similar process to traditional enamelling, but on an unexpected and innovative material.

Further Images

'Blue' & 'Yellow' Rings

'Blue' & 'Yellow' Rings

Silver; ceramic; vitreous enamel

'Circle Square Triangle' Brooch

'Circle Square Triangle' Brooch

Silver; ceramic; vitreous enamel; steel pin

'Unbalanced' Necklace

'Unbalanced' Necklace

Silver; copper; industrial liquid enamel


'Scatter' Brooch

'Scatter' Brooch

Silver; ceramic; vitreous enamel; steel pin

'Homage to the Square' Brooches

'Homage to the Square' Brooches

Silver; copper; vitreous enamel; steel pin

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