Carolyn shares details of this month’s Vectis Decorative and Fine Arts Society Lecture. Ed
Our Christmas lecture – The Art of Enamelling on Thursday 15th December – promises to be a glitzy affair with Dr Sally Hoban telling us the story of enamelling; the ancient art of fusing powdered glass with metal to make exquisite jewellery and metalware that spans continents and ages. But what unites these miniature masterpieces are their status as exquisite works of art.
This lecture examines the materials, techniques and history of enamelling in the decorative arts from Ancient Egypt to the present day, including jewellery and metalwork. There is a particular focus on enamelling in the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau.
Dr Sally Hoban is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Birmingham and lectures on art, design and antiques throughout the UK.
She has broadcast on BBC2, BBC 4 and BBC Radio 4. Her publications include the book Miller’s Collecting Modern Design.
Where and when
The lectures at Quay Arts Centre, Newport begin at 8pm (running for one hour), but the cafe is open from 6.30pm if anyone wants to take advantage of a light meal or drinks before the lecture.
The cost to visitors is £8.
Find out more about the VDFAS by visiting the Website.