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Glass enamelling courses, classes and workshops are taught all across the UK. Want to learn the art of enamelling onto glass? Enamelling involves fusing powdered glass onto your surface (glass, metal or pottery) and firing it to create hard decorative surfaces. Enamelling is one of the world’s oldest technologies and most often used in creating jewellery or otherwise decorating objects. Modern day glass artists still employ this method to creative wonderfully detailed decoration. Learn how from our experienced glass artists and tutors.

Lucy Copleston trained at the Royal College of Art and has made jewellery and taught the craft since 1975.Tuition costs £125 for a seven hour day and is one-to-one so your learning is fast tracked. By arrangement two students can learn together i.e. couples making wedding rings, family members or friends. A discount of 20% is given for two students learning together. Sessions are tailored to the specific requirements of each student and are flexible...
Dilys Fisher of Rosy M Design has been running enamelling courses since 2005. This is a wonderful ancient craft where enamel powder (ground glass) is applied to copper and is then fired in a kiln for approx. 1 minute until the enamel becomes molten and attaches to the copper. If 3 students book together its £45 each, 2 students £67.50 each or 1 student £135. Courses are suitable for both complete beginners and those with...
Enamelling is the art of fusing glass to metal at high temperatures, using a kiln. In a one day class you will learn the basics of enamelling, including equipment, materials and then counter-enamelling. I will then go on to teach you several techniques such as sifting, wet packing, applying media. I can also help you develop existing skills by adding techniques to the classes such as as wire work, swirling and grisaille. I also do...
Next course on 14th October 2017
This exciting day course in enamelling on copper explores the skills and techniques of kiln enamelling. (For information: certain courses will have a specific focus on an Introduction to cloisonné enamelling for those with some previous experience in enamelling on copper - please get in touch for details) We will fuse finely powdered enamel onto the surface of copper creating a beautiful glossy glassy surface. These ancient techniques were first used by the Chinese, Greeks,...
What will I learn? Steve is one of only a few professional glass artists choosing to work with enamel powders to colour the glass (as opposed to using pre-coloured glass). He has developed his own techniques for working with these enamels, creating unique patterns and effects. Steve will share these techniques with you, and take you step- by-step through the glass-fusing process so that you can create your own unique piece of fused glass art....
Next course on 14th October 2017
This is a fun introduction to working with enamels on copper. You will learn how to prepare your copper blanks, apply your enamel, apply decoration and fire in the kiln You will build up your piece in stages with a firing in the kiln in between each stage. Your design will build up as you go and you will have a range of materials and techniques to play with. If you have worked with glass...
No experience necessary. Beginner and intermediate sessions available. Using copper and vitreous enamel, sift and fire in a kiln to produce a small picture or piece of jewellery. The session is 1.5 hours and £25 per person, all materials included.
Next course on 30th September 2017
Introduction to vitreous enamelling Sat & Sun 10am-4pm (Max 4 attendees) Come and learn the art of creating colourful jewellery using enamels. On Saturday we’ll introduced you to a number of enamelling techniques such as torch-firing, stencilling, sgraffito and cloisonné using glass enamel and copper blanks. In the afternoon you will have plenty of time to experiment using these techniques learned, with a view to creating and completing a silver and enamelled piece of jewellery...
Come along to an Enamel Saturday and learn how to create your own unusual bespoke enamel jewellery. You can play with flux, transparent and opaque enamels, crushed glass (frit), dichroic frit, millefiori, cloisonné (silver wires). We usually get 2 -3 pieces finished. Techniques you will learn are applying flux, wet and dry enamel, frit, millefiori, manipulating silver wire,  scriffito, plique a jour, firing in a kiln, cleaning metal and finishing. No previous experience required –...
Hot Stuff Enamelling Classes Every Monday for 9 weeks, 26 September - 5 December 2016. No class 17 and 24 October as this is half term. Mixed ability course. All levels welcome. Progress at own pace with individual support from tutor. Beginners will follow a structured series of tasks to introduce basic skills and techniques No prior knowledge of enamelling is required but some practical aptitude is expected What Will I Make? By the end...