Kamilla Szakos is a Sydney based enamel artist. Born in Hungary, Kamilla moved to Australia in 1981.
Her artwork consists of enamelled copper panels referencing the classic “Limoges” style from the 15th and 16th century. Enamel is composed of layers of powdered glass and fired onto metal plates at temperatures of 800 to 950 degrees Celsius.
The art of fusing coloured enamels onto precious metal dates back to ancient Egypt. During the Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic periods, goldsmiths and jewellers would use this process of enamelling as substitutes for precious metals. The popularity of enamel throughout the ages was due not only to its great variety of colour and design, but also to its durability and resistance to wear.
Kamilla Szakos is the daughter of a well known graphic artist in Budapest, under whom she studied for many years.
During the 1990's she studied fine enamel art in the international creative workshops in Kecskemet in Hungary. It is an important school for all European goldsmiths and metal artists and these creative months were immediately reflected in a higher standard of work on her return to Sydney.
Her work has been included in annual, National Enamel Exhibition, in Sydney since 1993 and is now exhibited by Gannon House Gallery.
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