Add surface designs and colours to your jewellery using the ancient art of enamelling.
Enamelling fuses particles of glass to the surface of metal to create a wide range of colour and pattern effects. In this beginners class you will explore the possibilities of enamel and produce a range of sample pieces. Take a look above to see some of the enamel jewellery created by students and tutors in this class.
Techniques covered in this class include:
Preparing metal for enamelling
Sifting techniques and stenciling
Enameling onto copper and silver blanks
Wet Packing (grinding enamel and applying it onto the metal) and much more...
Throughout the day, you will be able to make 2-3 lovely pieces of jewellery using the copper and silver blanks provided. At the end of the day you will come away with lots of new ideas and inspiration for future designs.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided. However if you have any ideas of what you would like to make, feel free to bring pictures, sketches or ideas.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by friendly, knowledgeable and approachable tutors who have years of professional experience. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 7.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What some of our students have said about this class
'Loved the class and can't wait to get started making enamel pieces at home!' Holly Ollias
'I love enameling, this is my first time and I am really pleased with the pieces I have made. It also goes really well with metal clay which I make at home. I recommend this class to those wanting to add colour to their metal work.' Sarah Evans
'A fun class with plenty of opportunities to experiment with colour and techniques' Marcia Julien