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Vitreous enamel art - Varvara Shavrova

An exciting modern use of vitreous enamel is in decoration.

Two projects by artist Varvara Shavrova were exhibited at the new Medical School, Keele University and the Brewery Shopping Centre, Romford, Essex.

Varvara has recently moved to Beijing in China, having worked in London since 1989.

Varvara Shavrova has been involved with vitreous enamel for several years. She has a unique way of manipulating industrial enamelling techniques combining printing, spraying, hand painting and scratching to produce these vibrant and textural pieces, some of which are 2 x 1 metres in size. The Keele project 'Reflection' comprises 10 pieces and was completed in March 2005. The Romford scheme 'River Rom' was opened to the public on 14th March 2005 and totals 26 panels. One of her previous projects in enamel was a 14 panel installation at Euston Tower in London entitled 'Transient Blue' .

More of her work can be seen on her web site at

The production of all of these panels was carried out in conjunction with Burnham Signs Ltd.


'River Rom'

Vitreous enamel installation at Brewery shopping centre, Romford, 2005. Commissioned by the Brewery Trust and Havering Council.





Vitreous enamel installation commissioned by New Medical School, Keele University, North Staffordshire NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent, 2005.