Fine Silver Cloisonné Enamel Brooch "City" handmade by Laura Haszard
Fine Silver Cloisonné Enamel Brooch set in sterling silver handmade by Laura Haszard. This is a vitreous transparent enamel and fine silver brooch using the technique of cloisonné which creates small cells, or cloisonné, with very thin fine silver wire into which coloured vitreous enamel is gradually applied. Each layer of the vitreous enamel was fired at 800C for about a minute. There can be 20-30 of these layers until the cells are filled. The whole piece is finally ground back with diamond files to expose the silver wire and then re fired and polished. The enamelled piece was then set into roller printed sterling silver. The work was inspired by urban city life with its roads and high rise buildings I am a enamellist from Sydney and I primarily use the technique of cloisonné in my work, but I love also to explore and combine other enamel techniques, and I make jewellery and artwork using vitreous enamel on both fine metals and copper. I am inspired by nature and colour with all my work being unique and never repeated.
Size: 30mm x 35mm
Care Instructions: Polish as required with the soft cleaning cloth provided and store separately from other jewellery when not worn.