Jane Short has had training both as a jeweller and silversmith, graduating from the Royal college of Art in 1979. She has been enamelling since 1974, using the traditional techniques of champlevé and basse-taille. These individually designed pieces may be richly coloured or make more subtle use of the wide range of colours available to the enameller, and are a painterly and evocative exploration of colour and imagery. Jane also collaborates with other silversmiths and makers to interpret their colour designs into enamel and received an MBE for services to the Craft of Enamelling in 2016.
‘I am endlessly fascinated with the vitality, subtlety and beauty of enamel on silver, and each of my pieces is an exploration into it’s possibilities.’ – Jane Short
Public collections include: The Goldsmiths’ Collection, London; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Crafts Council Collection, London; The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; National Museum of Scotland; Hove Museum, South East Arts Collection.