Enamel is a very old art form that goes back to the ancient Egyptians. Helen Hosking enamel jewelry is executed on sterling silver and 18k gold.
The enamel is applied in many thin layers, and each piece is fired numerous times to develop the designs within the layers of glass. The techniques used by Helen Hosking are cloisonne, champleve, and basse taille, for one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces.
I strive to bring my own creative sensibilities to this very elegant material by making a beautiful, contemporary, and wearable work of art.
About Helen Hosking
I am a graduate of Cooper Union in NYC where I received a BFA in sculpture. Graduate studies in jewelry and ceramics were done at the State University of New York in New Paltz NY.
I have been a studio artist my entire adult life and have earned my living from the sale of my jewelry and art work. Studio life has been a wonderful balancing act between working on my enamel Jewelry and my fine artwork, which includes my figurative sculpture (clay and bronze), as well as my wall collages (handmade paper, and cast paper), which are a mixture of flat and three dimensional work. All of my work is involved in an exploration of timing, form, and space.
Images from Helen Hosking Enamel Jewelry and Sculpture
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