• Tue 23 Apr 2013

    A Beginner's Guide to Enamelling with Alexandra Raphael

    Since her earliest enamelling experiments in the 1970s, Alexandra Raphael has established herself as a modern master of the notoriously difficult arts of cloisonné and plique-à-jour. Tom Bowtell visited Alexandra at her London home to find out how the intense frustrations and rich rewards of enamelling have enraptured her for more than 40 years.

    Interview and article by Tom Bowtell

  • Tue 02 Apr 2013

    Meet the Maker: Sian Matthews

    Tom Bowtell catches up with award-winning silversmith Sian Matthews to talk about instinctive vision, paternal bonding, and the importance of saying yes.

    Interview by Tom Bowtell

    Whenever I interview silversmiths and jewellers, I often begin by asking them how they discovered their profession (or how their profession discovered them). Over the years I’ve heard an array of splend...