Vitreous Enamel Artist Statement and CV

Artist Statement:

Janine Partington’s work combines the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary design to create framed panels and jewellery.

Enamelling is the art of fusing glass on to metal. Janine creates intricate hand-cut stencils which are then laid on to copper. Her stencils are inspired by trees, flowers, seedheads and the landscape. After sifting powdered enamel over a stencil she fires each piece in a kiln.

Janine is based in Bristol and spends much of her time designing and creating new panels for her collections. Her work is now successfully exhibited and sold throughout the UK.

In 2014 Janine took a more active role in Devon Guild of Craftsmen by becoming a Trustee.

Education/Qualifications:

2002 – 2007 Enamelling, Bristol School of Art and Design, Filton College
1995 MA in Museum Studies, Leicester University
1991 BA (Hons) in History of Art, Design and Film,
 Sheffield City Polytechnic – 2:1

09/2015 on   Part-time MA in Design, University of the West of England, Bristol

Memberships:

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen (elected Full Member 2007, Trustee 2014)
Guild of Enamellers (elected Associate Member 2011)
British Society of Enamellers (elected Full Member 2009)

A selection of Past Exhibitions and Displays (most recent first):

2016

Summer Show, Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Show Off, Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Crafted, Knowsley Museums
BBC Countryfile Live
Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon
Design and Craft Fair featuring MADE, West Dean College, West Sussex
Open Studios, BV Studios, Bristol
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
Rights of Spring, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

2015

Christmas Craft Exhibition, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
All Wrapped Up, Cambridge Contemporary Crafts
Winter Exhibition, Forge 2 Gallery
Made Brighton, Brighton
Made by Hand, Cardiff
Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Landscape, Mountains and Trees, Cambridge Contemporary Crafts
Handmade @ Kew, Kew Gardens, London
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
West Dean Design and Craft Fair featuring MADE, West Dean, W Sussex
Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
Great British Garden, Ferrers Gallery
BV Open Studios, Bristol
Easter Exhibition, The Hay Makers, Hay-on-Wye
Wedding Display, Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
Great British Countryside, Ferrers Gallery

2014
Make 2014, Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Christmas Woodland, Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Made Brighton, Brighton
Christmas Exhibition, The Makers Guild in Wales
Made by Hand, Cardiff
Great Northern Contemprorary Craft Fair, Manchester
Maker in Focus, New Ashgate Gallery
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead
West Dean Craft and Design Fair, West Dean College
Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
Craft in Focus, RHS Wisley
Guest Maker, The Makers Guild in Wales
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

2013

Heart of the Heat, School of Jewellery, Birmingham
Winter Wonderland, Cursley&Bond, Folkestone
Lustre, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
Christmas Crackers, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
Maker Focus, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
21st Century Farmer, Unit Twelve, Stafford
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
Art in Action
, Oxfordshire
Showcase, Devon Guild of Craftsmen – Cockington Court
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead
The Craft and Design Experience, Henley on Thames
Design for Living, High Cross House, Dartington
The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
Craft and Design Fair, Wisley, Surrey
Fired Colours, Vlakglas-en Emaillekunst, The Netherlands
Affordable Art Fair, London
Katrin Moye and Janine Partington Showcase, Castle Gallery, Inverness
Applied Arts Showcase, Oriel Wrecsam
Insects and Bugs, Community Art Project, Bedminster, Bristol

2012
Gillian Durno and Janine Partington Showcase, Rob Fogell Gallery, Stamford
Craft Showcase, Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford
Christmas Exhibition, Parkfields Gallery, Ross-on-Wye
Little Picture Show, Gallery 41, Watchet
Made By Hand, Newport
Paper-Scissors-Stone, Bristol
Inpired, Hayloft Gallery, Bristol
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
Summer Exhibition, Gallery 41, Watchet
Art in Action, Oxfordshire
Xchange, Somerset Guild of Craftsmen
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
Southbank Bristol Arts Trail, Bristol
Showcase, Keele University Art Gallery, Keele, Staffordshire
Affordable Art Fair, London
Retail Showcase, Bilston Craft Gallery, Birmingham

2011

Winter Exhibition, Arteria Ltd, Lancaster
Made by Hand, Tredegar House, Newport
mac Contemporary Craft Fair, Birmingham
Perfect Presents, Leaf Gallery
Christmas Crackers, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
Crafted for Christmas, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Make, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
All That Glitters, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen at Cockington Court
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
Winter Exhibition, Gallery 23, Lancaster
Winter Worlds, Platform Gallery, Ormskirk
Christmas exhibition, Oriel Cric Gallery
The Heat is On: Contemporary Enamel in Britain, The Oxfordshire Museum
Origin: The London Craft Fair
Black and White, West End House Gallery
Fired by Nature – an exhibition of enamels and papercuts, Rostra Gallery, Bath (inc PAPERCUTS)
A Silver Thread, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey (PAPERCUTS only)
Makers XChange, The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen
Paper, Craft House Concept, Edinburgh (PAPERCUTS only)
Black Swan Open Craft, Black Swan Arts, Frome (PAPERCUTS only)
Art in the Garden 11, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey
Metalwork Showcase by Devon Guild Members, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
Affordable Art Fair, London

2010
Made by Hand, Tredgar House, Newport
Christmas Exhibition, Makers Guild in Wales, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
The Variety of Life, Nature in Art, Gloucester
Kaleidoscope, The Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
Shades of White, Baxters, Dartmouth
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
Origin: The London Craft Fair, London
Celtic Fringes, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire
Offer and Promotions Focus Maker, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
Laser Cutting at UWE, Arnolfini, Bristol
Summer Show, Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge
The English Choral Experience
The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
The Art of Plants, Otterton Mill, Devon
British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate
Craft Focus, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Affordable Art Fair, London
Applied Arts Case Show, Oriel Wrecsam
Birds of a Feather, Ferrers Gallery, Leicestershire
Colour Unlimited, Cotehele Gallery, Cornwall
Spring Exhibition, Parkfields Gallery, Ross-on-Wye

2009
Enamelling Workshop, Prema Arts Centre – invited instructor
Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, Hereford
Objects of Desire, Chapel Gallery, Lancashire
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
Origin: The London Craft Fair, London
Heavy Metal Fragile Soul, The Beetroot Gallery, Derbyshire
Some Like It Hot, Henman Garden Gallery, Oxfordshire
Escape to the Country, Ferrers Gallery, Leicestershire
A Banquet, Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset
Mixed Summer Exhibition, Cambridge Contemporary Art
Members Showcase, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Summer Exhibition, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Seeds, Pods and Petals, Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley, North Yorkshire
Botanic Gardens, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Cambridge Art Fair, Cambridge
The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon
The Affordable Art Fair – Bristol, Bristol
Cup, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Devon
Spring into Summer! 2009, Alexander Gallery, Brighton
Artstyle, Cotehele Gallery (National Trust), Devon
The Affordable Art Fair – Spring Collection, Battersea Park, London
Winter Draws What Summer Paints, Parkfields Gallery, Ross-on-Wye

2008
Art Presence, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
Gift, Farnham Maltings
Bedazzled, The Yorkshire Craft Centre
Christmas Exhibition, Halifax Visitor Centre and Art Gallery, Halifax
Celebrate, Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair
British Contemporary Crafts – Flower Power, Nature in Art, Gloucester
Winter Wonders, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
Objects of Desire, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
Christmas Exhibition, Ferrers Gallery, Leicestershire
Christmas Paradise, Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset
Christmas Mixed Exhibition, Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge
Christmas Crafts Exhibition, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
Festival of Crafts, Farnham
Exhibition of Work by Janine Partington and Joanne Cooke, Rostra Gallery, Bath
Buttons, Tinsmiths, Ledbury
Summer Mixed Exhibition, Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge
Wired, Otterton Mill, Otterton
Boundaries, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
Southbank Bristol Arts Trail, Bristol
British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate – Newcomers Gallery
Spring Art Market, Paintworks, Bristol
Solo Exhibition, Arts Café, Black Swan Arts, Frome
Nature in Focus, Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold
Open Arts Competition, Black Swan Arts, Frome

2007
Art Presence at Christmas, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
Contemporary Craft Fair, mac, Birmingham
Be Dazzled, Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford
Twinkle, The Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
Black and White, Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely
Gifted, Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Front Room, Totterdown Arts Trail, Bristol
Christmas Exhibition, Coterie, Haverfordwest, Wales
Nature-inspired British Contemporary Crafts, Nature in Art, Gloucester
Compilation, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
Winter Group Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Designer Maker Fair, mac, Birmingham
Replenish, Saltburn Artists’ Projects, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
155th Autumn Exhibition, The Royal West of England Academy
Autumn Art Market, Paintworks, Bristol
Bristol Art Show 2007, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
Autumn Group Exhibition, Angela Mellor Gallery
Conservatory Exhibition, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth
Summer Retail Area, Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey
Southbank Bristol Arts Trail – Southville Centre venue, Southville, Bristol
Spring Art Market, Paintworks, Bristol
Women’s Art Show, Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke
Pick of the Trail, Grant Bradley Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol
Group Exhibition, Artshed gallery, New Milton
Get Fresh: Emerging Designer-Makers from the South West, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

2006
Art Presence @ Christmas, Centrespace, Bristol
Christmas Show, Blaze Gallery, Bristol
Front Room – Totterdown Art Trail, Bristol
Select 06, The Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford
Make It Contemporary, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
Pick of the Trail, Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol
Box of Delights, Keele University
Christmas Exhibition, The Red Forge, Corsham
Christmas Exhibition, NB Gallery and Tapestry Workshop, Trowbridge
Christmas Gift Fair, Nature in Art, Gloucestershire
Mixed Christmas Exhibition, Rostra Gallery, Bath
Bristol Art Show, Centrespace, Bristol

correct as of 30 December 2014