jenny gore enamel - glass on metal - contemporary artist
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This site is the beginning of the book I'll probably never have time to write.

My pieces are my stories … about thoughts, feelings, travels, wonder at the natural world. I like to play with different, sometimes experimental, enamel techniques for each series.

I want to document the pieces I have made over the years, and to share the information I have gathered through countless tests and experiments while learning to control the medium. Later I plan to include articles about the techniques I use and to include my much older work.

My chosen medium of enamel ... glass on metal ... best describes the imagery I wish to create, and enables me to look at it from a different perspective given its technical advantages and limitations.

After almost 40 years I still have an ongoing love affair with enamel, and still experience the excitement of seeing glowing red panels emerging from the kiln, still with a slight apprehension as to whether the time and temperature have worked their magic as I had planned.

biographical information

Jenny was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and has been enamelling for almost 40 years. She originally trained as a graphic artist at the Griffin Press Adelaide and attended part-time classes at the South Australian School of Art. Some years later she studied Silver Jewellery, Photography and Design while continuing to research and experiment with various techniques and styles of enamelling.

Jenny was lecturer for the Certificate Course in enamelling at the North Adelaide School of Art, and has presented numerous workshops in Australia, USA, England, Germany, South Korea and India.

Participating in solo exhibitions in Australia, USA, Japan, Korea, Germany, France, Russia and India led to travelling widely overseas as well as in Australia. Jenny is represented in many collections, and has completed many commissions.

In the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours, Jenny was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for work as an internationally regarded artist in her field, as a teacher, and for the promotion of enamelling here in Australia and overseas.

Download Jenny Gore's CV here.

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