Ellyse Bendillo

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After years studying jewelry and design, Ellyse Bendillo found an apprenticeship with a master enamellist in 2017. Specializing in antique enamel restoration, Ellyse was first introduced to plique-à-jour enamel in the process of restoring an old Victorian-era figure. While she must employ a wide spread of enamel techniques in restoration work, she has steadily incorporated plique-à-jour into her personal practice. Ellyse was rewarded with an Emerging Artist Residency at the Baltimore Jewelry Center (February 2024) for the purpose of studying applications of this technique, along with enamel paints and lusters, to create her own narrative imagery.


Intro to Plique à Jour Enamel

Plique-à-jour (French for “letting in daylight”) is a vitreous enameling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so […]

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