A fascinating introduction to the art and science of enamelling.
The course covers wet enamelling techniques to make a pendant and a pair of earrings, both in silver.
The workshop includes:
Safety briefing and basic enamelling theory. Advice on materials and suppliers. Enamel powder preparation, mesh sifting and stencilling. Use of fire scale as a decorative feature. Finishing and polishing.
Open to both beginners and those with experience.
Tutor: Amanda Graham
Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am
End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
• Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting
• Relaxed, creative atmosphere
• 4-6 students per workshop
• Open to both beginners and those with experience
• Good fresh food, homemade cakes
• Accommodation on site and nearby if required
• Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people)
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments. There is an additional materials fee of £30.
This covers silver blanks and a range of enamel colours. All tools and equipment are provided.
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon.
Accommodation available at extra charge:
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3
'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
A fantastic course with a lovely group of fellow novices! Lori is a really good teacher, calm and patient with the ability to match the pace of the teaching so that no-one was waiting or feeling rushed. Venue is beautiful, and the weather was gorgeous which meant that we got to enjoy the stunning views over to Carsington reservoir in the sun trap of a garden. Lunch was excellent and afternoon cakes were scrummy.
Thoroughly recommend Zantium and this course. I'm already planning what to do next. Thank you for a fun day
A fantastic 1 day silver clay workshop in a beautiful venue. I would thoroughly recommend this course, it was fun and informative and the hospitality, excellent lunch and scrumptious cakes in the afternoon were second to none. I will visit again.
Response from Zantium Studios Ltd:Thankyou, Dee, for your kind words and this most positive review. So glad you enjoyed your day at Zantium Studios...including the cakes! I will pass on your happy feedback to Lori. Look forward to welcoming you back sometime.