Champlevé is an enamelling technique in which cells are carved into the surface of the silver and filled with vitreous enamel. The piece is then fired until the enamel fuses, and when cooled the surface of the object is polished. The uncarved portions of the original surface remain visible as a frame for the enamel designs.
The name comes from the French for "raised field", "field" meaning background, though the technique in practice lowers the area to be enamelled rather than raising the rest of the surface.
Arran Art Gallery
Shore Road, Whiting Bay
Isle of Arran
Scotland KA27 8QH
The gallery is open daily from 10am until 5pm (closed for lunch 1-1.30pm).
If you are not able to visit at the moment, our online gallery is always open, so you can shop from the safety of your home and we will continue to deliver the best possible service.
We would also like to offer a short video of the gallery to show the current exhibition (Winter 2020-21). Have a look around!
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