Carol Griffin is a Designer Maker creating individual vitreous enamel wall panels, small bowls and jewellery using a range of enamel techniques on copper. After completing her Jewellery and Silversmithing Degree Carol taught Craft Design and Technology professionally for over 30 years. Along side this, Carol continued developing her own work with inspiration drawn from her extensive collection of photographs of both manmade and natural forms, particularly rust and decay. Since 2010, Carol has set up her own business, Carol Griffin Enamels and her work is full of texture and layers, both within the metal and enamel techniques she uses.
Working primarily on copper, Carol press forms, embosses and fold forms the metal. She also uses the technique of repoussé, all of which give form as well as texture to her work before she applies the enamel.
Carol uses powdered and liquid enamels for Sgraffito, Riso screens, High Firing and other enamel techniques, all of which create patterns, land & seascapes and enamel colour effects, some only possible when high firing on copper. Layering is an important part of her work, whether it’s the many thin layers of enamel building up to a final high firing alchemy of colour, or the inspiration of layers of decay and ageing in our land and seascapes.
Carol’s work has been exhibited in the UK, The Netherlands and Spain. She sells through selected craft fairs around the country and you can also buy directly from her via her website. As a fully trained teacher, Carol also runs enamel workshops for all ages and abilities from her studio in Stourbridge as well as throughout the UK. She is also involved with the Guild of Enamellers and is at present the Bursary Secretary. Carol is also a member of the British Society of Enamellers & the Bead Society of Gt Britain.