Carol Kelly Artwork
Welcome to Carol Kelly Artwork
I am a professional Irish Enamelist /Artist and create a variety of Copper Enameled Glass Art specializing in personalized bespoke gift pieces.
My work is of contemporary nature and consists primarily of Handcrafted Gifts created from copper and fired with enamel glass, such as wall art / jewellery and large abstract acrylic paintings which I am always trying to develop, explore to push my work to be its best.
Enameling is a rare and ancient craft dating back to the 13th century BC. The craft has gradually over the years faded out making my artwork exceedingly rare. Enamel can be made up of either Powdered or Liquid glass that is fused onto copper from recycled cylinders using an enameling kiln at 800 degrees Celsius.
In the making of each piece there is several complex processes that must be carried out. Great care must be taken when caring out each step of the processes because if one goes wrong the piece must be started again from the beginning. These processes take years of practice to master not forgetting the vast knowledge of each type of enamel.
I began studying Art & Design in GMIT Galway and finally received a master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Printmaking with distinction from UWE Bristol.
Upon receiving my MA degree, I was also awarded the Clifford Moss Memorial award for the most unique and outstanding student of the year, whose work was distinguished by the quality of making skills.
Each piece is bespoke and individually handcrafted for my customers. I developed my own Enamel Glass firing technique and to also help in reducing waste by utilizing old non-functioning household copper cylinders.
Each piece can be personalized with your own message and perfect for any occasion. My technique allows me to create unique and vibrant decorate eye catching pieces that are fade resistant. These pieces have the power to enhance one’s mood and capture unique life events like Weddings, Birthdays, Newborn babies, Thank You gifts and the list goes on!
Please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone if you have any questions.