Workshop (Full day) - £75.00 (minimum of 6 to a maximum of 8 people)
I use a variety of Venues including Leebotwood Village Hall, the Artshack near Shrewsbury and the Maws craft centre near Ironbridge.
Enamelling is the art of fusing glass to metal at high temperatures, using a kiln. We'll be exploring enamelling step by step, learning to fuse finely powdered enamel onto the surface of copper to create beautiful a glossy glassy surface. These ancient techniques were first used by the Chinese, Greeks, Celts and Egyptians to decorate metal and add colour to metal jewellery and other precious objects.
During the session, we will experiment with a range of simple decorative techniques to create your own one-off pieces, to make your own unique jewellery or small pieces. Lynette will demonstrate and guide you through the processes involved.
You will learn the basics of enamelling, including:
• Cover health and safety and the kiln firing processes
• Prepare copper for enamelling
• Applying a counter enamel
• Explore the use of opaque and transparent enamels
• Use decorative inclusions (e.g. Frit, glass threads, millefiori, and copper wire)
• Explore colour, and surface designs with stencils, or rubber stamps.
You will design at least one piece to finish and mount on jewellery findings by the end of the day. More copper will be available for purchase on the day.
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If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
• Use of all tools, equipment and a wide range of materials
• One copper blank -which you can make either into a pendant, keyring and more. Or use it to produce a small picture. You will have a choice of different copper shapes. More copper is available to purchase if you want to do more than one piece.
• A supply of silver-plated jewellery findings will be available on which to mount your sample pieces
• Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, enamelling if thirsty work!
• Information will be provided on suppliers of enamelling equipment and jewellery findings should you decide that you want to pursue your new hobby
We limit each workshop to a maximum of 8 people to ensure individual attention and faster learning.
Lynette Charles at LCEnamels
Leebotwood Village Hall Leebotwood Church Stretton Shropshire SY6 6NB
I attended this course at the Artshack, Shrewsbury. Excellent instruction and guidance from the course leaders. Great fun and totally absorbing! Will be reattending!
Hi Wendy. Thank you for you kind feedback. Both Ann and I also enjoy sharing our love of Enamelling with you at the workshops. We are sorting lots of new dates and different courses so keep an eye out for details of the new courses coming soon.