Janine Partington is a designer-maker based in Bristol. She creates vitreous enamel wall panels, sculptures, vessels, jewellery, clocks and mirrors using the technique of hand cutting stencils from original drawings and sifting powdered enamel through the stencil onto copper before firing. Using a largely limited palette Janine draws inspiration from the natural world in much of her work.
Janine learned to love enamelling through the adult education evening classes that she attended in Bristol between 2002 and 2006.
Janine has exhibited widely within the UK at contemporary craft fairs such as Origin, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Festival, MADE Brighton and the Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey. She also sells her work directly through her website and through outlets such as the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, Quay Gallery in Blakeney, Jane Reeves Gallery in Padstow and the Castle Gallery in Inverness.
Janine is a Trustee and Member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
Since September 201, Janine has returned to education to study for a part-time MA in Design at the University of the West of England in Bristol which should be completed in June 2018.
List of images:
- Vessels – 2015 – sifted vitreous enamel on copper – height 12cm
- Among the flowers- 2014 – sifted vitreous enamel on copper (detail)
- Coal tit – 2015 – sifted vitreous enamel on copper – 15x15cm
- Shoreline – 2016 – sifted vitreous enamel on copper – 15x15cm
- Still Life with Daisies – 2015 – sifted vitreous enamel on copper – 15x15cm