Feeling the Heat Exchange at town museum

Work by US artists Marjorie Simon which will feature at Heat Exchange II exhbition opening at St Andrews Museum on Dec 12 - An exhibition of international jewellery and objects exploring exciting and innovative ways of working with vitreous enamel
Work by US artists Marjorie Simon which will feature at Heat Exchange II exhbition opening at St Andrews Museum on Dec 12 - An exhibition of international jewellery and objects exploring exciting and innovative ways of working with vitreous enamel

An exhibition of international jewellery and objects exploring innovative ways of working with vitreous enamel opens tomorrow (Saturday) at St Andrews Museum.

The artists involved in Heat Exchange II have been encouraged to discuss and exchange ideas across the world through a multi-author blog and opportunities to meet and work together.

Visitors will be given insights into this collaborative process and the creative development of the work on display.

To launch the event, other Scottish jewellers working with enamel will feature in a special pop-up display and retail event.

Artists taking part come from Australia, USA, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Israel and South Korea.

UK artists include Stephen Bottomley, Helen Carnac, Susan Cross, Cathy Fairgrieve, Andy Griffiths, Pamela Rawnsley, Elizabeth Turrell and Jessica Turrell.

Tomorrow’s pop-up event features Karolina Baines, Caroline Finlay, Jane Harrison, Jessica Howarth, and Esme Parsons, who will all be at the exhibition in person to talk about working in enamel. Their work will also be available to buy.

The exhibition, at the Kinburn Park museum, runs until February 28 and, later in its run, experienced Fife tutor Caroline Finlay will run two enamel-based workshops to complement the exhibition on February 13.

And on February 19, with support from the Scottish Goldsmiths’ Trust, a special symposium will be held to explore the ideas underlying the exhibition and inspire future developments.

Heat Exchange II is curated by Beate Gegenwart and Elizabeth Turrell and is brought to St Andrews Museum by Craft in the Bay, Cardiff.