Jewellery: ancient and modern enamelling

A modern enameller brings alive a craft that dates back to the ancient Celts

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Enamelling may have enjoyed its greatest popularity in the Art Nouveau period, but the craft dates back to the sixth century BC. Brighton-based silversmith Jane Short was drawn to enamels when she was studying at the Royal College of Art. This film follows Short as she uses silver and ground glass to make a brooch.  

 

Enamelling may have enjoyed its greatest popularity in the Art Nouveau period, but the craft dates back to the sixth century BC...