Janine Partington

Janine is a vitreous enamel artist based in Bristol. She combines the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary design. She creates intricate hand-cut stencils which are then laid on to copper. Her stencils are inspired by trees, flowers, seed heads and the landscape. After sifting powdered enamel over a stencil she fires each piece in a kiln. Janine spends much of her time designing and creating new panels for her collections.  
Janine grew up in Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Creativity was an important part of Janine'’s life from an early age, surrounded by her mother’'s ceramics on display in their home and her father’s 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.