Maker's Details - Byrom, Gillie Hoyte (1)

Gillie creates portrait miniatures of adults and children to commission.

Category: Jewellery Silver Enamelling
Website: www.enamelpainting.co.uk
Email: gillie@byroms.co.uk
Gillie creates portrait miniatures of adults and children to commission. Her paintings are in vitreous enamel on copper or gold using specialist craft techniques practised in the eighteenth century which she learnt in Barcelona. This involves firing each miniature in a kiln at about 750°C at least a dozen times, gradually modelling the portrait in vitreous enamel paint, using the finest miniaturist’s brushes and fusing the glass metal oxide pigments at each firing. The resultant piece is durable and its colours never fade. Miniatures can be set in standard or hand-crafted frames or jewellery or presented as enamel boxes with inscriptions.
Gillie has won many International awards for her enamel paintings and now offers 1:1 tuition in enamel painting at her studio.  She has also written a book on enamel painting; a distance learning course and made a set of videos to pass on her skills.
Commission enquiries through the Devon Guild are welcome.

 


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