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Beginners jewellery enamelling at Malham Tarn

Enamelling at Malham Tarn

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Throughout this one day workshop we will be exploring two different enamelling processes on copper, allowing us to experiment with colour pattern and surface texture. Emily Knight will guide you through each stage by demonstrating each enamelling process as well as some of her own experimental mark making techniques, that she has developed within her work.

Inspiration for the workshop will be taken from the local environment using the Fen and Tarn. We will explore these environments by going on a short walk, where we will collect a selection of grasses, feathers, flowers and seeds, using these as stencils with the enamel to create a series of five copper plates. As the workshop progresses you will learn the different firing stages and have the chance to do this yourself. Enamelling is a painterly process, where you can layer colours on top of each other to create very interesting one-off pieces. Throughout the workshop each student will decide which techniques they would like to continue exploring to create two pendants. Everybody will go away with five experimental copper plates and two pendants.

Numbers are kept low for this workshop to allow for one to one tuition and the opportunity for group discussion.

We anticipate that this course will run with between 4 and 8 participants.

Course tutor: Emily Knight
Emily Knight is a contemporary Jewellery Designer specializing in enamelling. Emily grew up locally and has always been influenced by her natural surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales. In 2011 Emily graduated from the Glasgow School of Art Jewellery and Silversmithing department, with a first class honors degree. She has exhibited her work at a number of galleries including; The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Leeds Craft and Design Centre, Kath Libbert, Saltaire and Gill Wing Jewellery London. Emily has also received awards from The British society of enamellers, allowing her to develop her own specific enamelling style. Her freelance jewellery career has allowed her to work for a range of clients including Burberry London. In 2015 Emily Knight decided to expand her business at the same time as achieving a passion of hers and opened Studio Vault, a gallery space in Settle, selling a range of contemporary crafts and also Emily’s workshop space.
Emily has always had a passion for teaching and as soon as she graduated she was offered an Artist in residency post at the Glasgow School of Art, giving her teaching experience to work with the first year students. Emily moved back to the Yorkshire Dales for a year’s teaching post in the art department at Giggleswick School, offering her the experience to explore a variety of creative processes with a range of young age groups. Her enthusiasm for teaching has led her to successfully running adult jewellery courses privately within her workshop space in Settle.

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What's included in the price?

Expert tuition
Free Wi-Fi
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance
Picnic lunch

Refreshments and a light lunch are included
Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day.
Use of resources including library, workrooms and the centre grounds.


Field Studies Council, Malham Tarn
Malham Tarn Field Centre
BD24 9PU
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