While I was taking a part time diploma in jewellery design, I decided to explore enamelling
techniques as a means to enhance my work. This was many years ago and since then
enamelling has become an obsession and occupies much of my time and thoughts.
Line, shape and function are very important in my work, but I think that colour or the use
of it is the most dominant aspect. When working on precious metal I use transparent and
transluscent enamels because these enamels can be blended and combined to create endless
possibilities and remind me of watercolours. The passage of light through many layers
shows off the qualities of polished and textured precious metal better than any other
technique or treatment. It is this playful quality of enamel that I try to bring to my work.
These days I sell directly to the public through local selling exhibitions
E: pengildea@gmail.com