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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...
Flamework/Lampwork bead making is the process of making glass beads using; in this case, a hot head. In this beginner's class (for up to 2 people) we will look at: equipment and health and safety, using the torch, making a basic doughnut shaped bead, plus decoration and some shaping. Expect to make around 8 beads in this 3 hour session, I can also help you build on existing skills such as making sculptural animal beads,...
Encaustic art course is suitable for Beginners and Improvers. We will look at the wonder of painting with molten wax, using an iron and heated stylus. Students will be shown several techniques to get started, and then we will work on abstracts and landscapes as well as using the heated stylus to create more detail. Encaustic art is fabulous for beginners and for those who do not consider themselves 'artistic' because the results are instant...
I offer day courses in Silver Clay. Silver clay is ground down silver combined with a binder which once sculpted and fired burns away to leave pure silver (99%). It means that you can create beautiful silver jewellery easily in one session. As an enameller the reason I started using silver clay was to create pieces that I could then enamel, which can also be covered. The Silver clay can be fired in a number...
Felt Making Classes Felting is the process of fusing wool fibres (pre-spinning stage) together to create felt, which has numerous properties as well as being very versatile to use. I teach a range of needle felting techniques (for embellishment or to create beads, 3D shapes or creatures) as well as wet felting techniques including making flat felt, nuno felt and hollow or 3D forms. Classes are tailored to suit so contact me to book for...
Next course on 16th November 2017
One day encaustic art workshop with Toni Peers at Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. If you are interested in creating beautifully vivid pictures but don’t have the confidence, or you would like to add a new medium to your artistic palette, why not take the opportunity to learn encaustic art. Encaustic art, or painting with molten wax, is a modernised version of an ancient art form. We will use such tools as...