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Phil Barnes

Phil is an award winning enameller who designs and creates individual pieces in silver and gold, specialising in Champlevé Enamelling.  He incorporates finely hand engraved detail beneath the enamels to bring out the vibrancy and life of the subtly graded colours.   

‘Even with a long and full enamelling career behind me, I still get excited about the look only enamel can bring to a piece.  Engraving plays a large part in my work through the line of design and the use of different textures.  The transparency and the clarity of the enamels reflecting back from a brightly engraved background still thrills.’

Phil has exhibited his work both in the UK and across the world.  Winner of the Jacques Cartier “Craftsman of the Year” Award, awarded Freedom of the Goldsmith’s Company and of the city of London, winner of numerous Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council Annual competition prizes for enamelling, engraving and also designer finished piece sections. Arts Council prizes for enamelling and also Designer finished pieces.

craft&design Selected Gold Award Winner 2016
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