Janine is a vitreous enamel artist based in Bristol. She combines the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary design.
Janine grew up in Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Her Sri Lankan mother Ione studied ceramics as a mature student at North Staffordshire Polytechnic and met her father Enos there who was one of the part-time Fine Art and Ceramics lecturers. Creativity was an important part of Janines life from an early age, surrounded by her mothers pieces on display in their home and her fathers home-based studio.
Janine obtained a BA in History of Art, Design and Film from Sheffield Polytechnic and an MA in Museum studies from Leicester University in the early 1990s. She worked as a museum curator and later as an administrator.
In 2002, whilst taking a career break to have children, Janine took a part-time evening adult education course at Filton College, Bristol in enamelling - the art of fusing glass on to metal. In 2007, Ja... [more]
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