There is a very good review of the exhibitions written by Isabelle Busnell on her blog.
International contemporary enamel jewellery – Curated by Jessica Turrell
Part I: 7th October to 5th November 2011 at Electrum
Part II: 14th October to 12th November at Contemporary Applied Arts
Over the last few years there has been a significant revival of interest in enamel with a number of contemporary jewellers developing new ways of working with enamel that enable them to create exciting and innovative work.
This exhibition showcases the work of thirty jewellers of international standing who, through a varied set of practices, take enamel well beyond its traditional boundaries.
The title, Surface and Substance, has been chosen to emphasize that while this is clearly an exhibition that focuses on the use of vitreous enamel – the surface – of equal importance is the ‘substance’ that underpins the work on display; the thinking and the research, which along with the obvious material knowledge and skill, is evident in the striking and individual pieces on show.
Artists on show at Electrum:
Ralph Bakker, Carola Bauer, Patrizia Bonati, Stephen Bottomley, Kathleen Browne, Lydia Feast, Karin Johansson, Jutta Klingebiel, Ann Little, Nazan Pak, Jacqueline Ryan, Marjorie Simon, Silke Trekel, Jessica Turrell
Artists on show at CAA, 14 October – 12 November 2011:
Jamie Bennett, Stacey Bentley, Jessica Calderwood, Adrean Bloomard, Helen Carnac, Bettina Dittlmann, Susie Ganch, Christine Graf, Carolina Gimeno, Ike Junger, Kaori Juzu, Esther Knoble, Liana Pattihis, Isabell Schaupp, Vera Siemund, Elizabeth Turrell, Jessica Turrell, Annamaria Zanella