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Amanda Zoe

Most of my work starts as an observational line drawing which is then repeatedly abstracted until it evolves into designs for jewellery. Linear land and seascapes are the inspiration behind much of my work along with diverse visual references collected in my sketchbooks.

The silver pieces are fused and soldered sterling silver which is oxidized and polished. The enamel pieces use the process of champlevé. This involves enamelling over engraved silver. The engraving produces a light reflective surface which allows light to reflect through transparent coloured enamel.  The enamel is fired onto the surface of the piece and then the surface is ground back to the level of the surrounding metal. The enamel is built up in fine layers each fired separately.

I have a BA (hons) in metal and ceramics from brighton university. I teach jewellery and enamelling at Sussex Downs College Eastborne and at my studio in Seaford, East Sussex.

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