Jill Leventon

Publications
British Society of Enamellers Journal
100 Enamelled Objects, Lark Books
Articles in Guild of Enamellers Journal

Artist’s Statement
I am an experimenter, fascinated by the alchemy that exists between enamel and metal, and intrigued by the transformations that can occur at high temperatures. I like to use the materials to achieve effects unobtainable in any other medium, frequently firing my work at temperatures of 1000⁰C to encourage interaction between the enamel and copper and between different enamels.
I enjoy manipulating metal to create unusual forms for three dimensional work, although I will also use preformed bowls as a base for surface decoration. Bowls encourage some enamels to slide down the sides when fired at high temperatures, so creating additional texture and colour.
My design inspiration is drawn from structure, including that which underlies landscape and the more formal lines of the built environment which are the basis of my surface decoration work.