Bernard Doherty Artist in Gold

Copyright all images and designs Bernard Doherty 1948 - 2020

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Although now retired from jewellery and enamelling.

No more of this work will be produced.

There are a few pieces still for sale that were reserved for exhibitions.

You will find these items on the Gallery page with discriptions and prices.


Plique a’ Jour an explanation

In cloisonné, the enamel fills little cloisons (cells) of metal which separate the various colours, so that the outlines of the metal show on the surface. The cells are made of narrow strips of metal wire which have been soldered to the base. An extension of this technique is plique a` jour, which was undoubtedly the most inventive and important technique in Art Nouveau jewellery, as well as being one of the most difficult of all enamelling processes.

Welcome, this page features plique a' jour enamelling, all are original art works and are mostly made in 18ct yellow gold. The work is best described as ‘Art Nouveau Revival’ being influenced by themes from nature.