Carolyn Delzoppo's enamel jewellery uses the traditional technique of cloisonné enamel on metal. Enamelling is a process of fusing specially formulated coloured glass to metal, such as gold, silver or copper by means of heat. In cloisonné enamelling, thin silver or gold wires are formed into a linear design. The spaces (cloisons or cells) between the strips are then filled with enamel. In champlevé enamelling however, recesses are etched, engraved or fabricated into sheet metal and then filled with enamel. Because of its jewel-like quality, enamelling has been used to adorn the regalia of kings and queens, as lustrous decoration on religious icons and to embellish the eggs of Faberge. Carolyn’s inspiration for many of the brooches, earrings and pendants comes from a fascination with natural patterns found on the ground such as fallen leaves, petals, twigs and seeds.
Carolyn Delzoppo has been exhibiting her cloisonné jewellery and miniature art works for more than two decades and has received many awards both in Australia and internationally, including Japan, the United States and Spain.
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