This workshop is suitable for those who have never enamelled before, and also for those who want to try different techniques.
Enamelling is the application of powdered vitreous enamel glass to metal and fired in a kiln. Different techniques are available to try, including sifting, screen printing or stenciling, embedding decorative media, wet packing and sgraffito. Not all of these will be able to be covered in one session, a brief discussion at the beginning will enable us to decide which project to follow.
Teresa will demonstrate and guide you through the processes involved.
There are a large choice of different copper shapes to select from, and you will be able to produce one or more enamelled pendants.
After a lunch break, you will select beads to complement your pendant and will complete the project by using basic jewellery techniques that Teresa will guide you through.
Children above the age of 14 are welcome, however a paying adult must be present to help with kiln and other health and safety aspects.
We are currently only allowing 2 people per session and adhering to strict social distancing measures.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Use of tools and all materials are included.
Refreshments such as tea, coffee and biscuits are not available currently so please ensure to bring your own drink with you. Also you will need to bring a packed lunch.
Basic PPE can be provided or bring your own
6 hours (flexible times to suit)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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I had the most wonderful time. I had a nightmare with traffic and Teresa could not have been more accommodating, friendly and helpful. I made some beautiful pieces with her experienced support and am now in the process of purchasing a kiln for enamelling and similar other work as I love it so much 😂
Don't hesitate, just book, you'll love it
Response from Lappelli Craft Studio:Thank you Alyssa for your review, and I’m so glad that you’re joining the world of enamelling!!
I would highly recommend this workshop.
My husband and I both really enjoyed ourselves. I had no idea what to expect, but Teresa is an excellent teacher and we had such a fun and gently paced morning. No real artistic skill is needed to produce something that looks beautiful and unique. The process was much simpler than I had thought - anyone could do this. The exact outcome is somewhat down to luck, but Teresa guided us through our options and had lots of examples to show us which helped with decisions on colours and pattern. We each ended up with a gorgeous bowl that we are completely delighted with.
Response from Lappelli Craft Studio:Hazel, thank you for your review.I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your morning and the gorgeous bowls you made 😊
Brilliant that a complete amateur can, in just an hour or two, produce something attractive and eye-catching that I’ll be happy to show to friends. Teresa is great with novices, very helpful and encouraging. I can see myself doing more of her workshops.
Response from Lappelli Craft Studio:Isabel, thank you for your review. Your little pendants were very sweet and will surely get many compliments!
Had a great session with Teresa today. I learnt a huge amount and came away with two nice pieces of enamelled copper that I’m really happy with, and I made them all myself, with advice from Teresa of course. Her workshop is spacious and well equipped, and there loads to choose from in materials. It seems the only limit is your imagination. I shall return in future.
Response from Lappelli Craft Studio:It was lovely to meet you today and help you start your enamel journey
I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to enamelling and was delighted to come away with a picture ready for mounting. Having had a taste of the craft I will be returning for more of Theresa's generous tuition and guidance and a chance to improve my skills and technique as soon as I can.
I felt very welcome, thank you.
From start to finish this was a wonderful workshop. Teresa is extremely welcoming and her workshop is well equipped and a great space to work in. Lots of choice of materials too!! I have never enamelled before and with Teresa’s help I produced some wonderful work that I am really proud of. Thank you for a fabulous day.
My mum and I did a "Have a Go" enamelling workshop this afternoon. It was an excellent course and Teresa was an excellent and very knowledgeable tutor. In just a couple of hours we had both created lovely pieces of jewellery and had learnt some basic techniques of enamelling. I would thoroughly recommend Teresa's courses. Can't wait to go back and do some more!
I had a fabulous day at Lappelli Craft Studio. The knowledge Teresa has regarding enamelling is impeccable! I would not hesitate in recommending booking a course with her! Most enjoyable, be careful though...it’s very addictive🤗🤗🤗
Teresa does fantastic workshops to learn crafts, particularly warm glass and enamelling. I did a full day workshop to learn to make enamel bowls, and it was probably the best crafting day I've done.
We first made some small plaques, firing the powdered enamel in layers onto a copper blank, so I could learn to use stencils and different types of materials, including stringers, flakes and millefiore. Then I learnt to make my bowl, building up the layers on a copper blank until it was a glorious shiny peacock texture with blues and greens and golds shining through.
I'd completely recommend checking out the workshops on offer, as Teresa was a great teacher, the quality of the work produced looked way more professional than I expected, and I came away really enthused about enamelling.
She also made soup for lunch, carefully catering to everyone's needs, along with plenty of refills of tea. With the materials included, that made it amazing value for money, because I came away with three items and a new set of skills, having had a very enjoyable day.
I had an enamelling project in mind and although I was a complete beginner Teresa explained what we had to do and helped me with each stage from preparing the copper pieces through to the enamelling process. Excellent help and tuition and am happy to recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or have a go at the enamelling process.
I arranged this experience with my 2 sisters, one is very crafty and creative and the other has never crafted before. Teresa was a fantastic teacher, very encouraging and knowledgeable. We spent a lovely morning at the studio, the choice of items to make was brilliant and as a result we made 3 completely unique items. I will definitely be returning to learn more skills, I would highly recommend, thank you Teresa.
My sister and I had a brilliant time at Teresa's Enamel Workshop yesterday. We were beginners and were given really clear instructions and chose to make enamelled pictures. Teresa is an excellent teacher and kindly allowed us extra time to finish the pictures so that we didn't feel rushed and we are delighted with the results. Thank you for a fantastic experience. I would really recommend this workshop.
I recently did the two hour workshop with Teresa, with my mum and sister and we all thoroughly enjoyed it and we were thrilled with what we made. Teresa made it very relaxed and enjoyable and was very patient. I have tried many workshops and I think this was the most enjoyable and relaxing so far. Even if you aren't particularly arty, you can still come away with a lovely piece you can be proud of. A great introductory class and would definitely do again.
My friend and I spent the morning with Teresa two weeks ago. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole creative experience, including Teresa's relaxed, but expert, approach. As a total novice I felt inspired by what I could create, - and in a relatively short space of time ( just over 2 hours). Teresa was so encouraging of our own ideas, but readily gave advice on designs if we wanted this. We were equally thrilled by the pendants we each produced - which have attracted many positive comments from friends and family. Thank you so much Teresa for a wonderful morning, we will definitely be returning for another treat of an experience.
Brought my friend Julia for this session and we were both incredibly pleased with the jewellery we made. Teresa was a lovely teacher who took us through all the steps in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Overjoyed with the session, thank you!
I was bought this ‘have a go’ experience as a gift. Teresa explained the processes clearly and was patient and friendly. I was delighted with the results. I’ll definitely be going back to do more. I could get hooked!
I had a fantastic time on this enamelling course with friends. Our tutor Teresa was patient, helpful and very informative. I achieved more than I had imagined as a beginner and came away with a beautiful pendant.
The course is great value! I’ll definitely be going back to Lappelli Craft Studio for more enamelling.
Fabulous and totally addictive. I didnt want the session to end. Cant wait to go back.
Thank you Teresa for a wonderful experience.
Had a great day. Achieved much more than l thought. Thank you for your patience.
Before going, I felt a bit nervous that I might not be creative enough. I shouldn’t have worried. I had a great time and went away with something wonderful I could not believe I produced.
Thank you Teresa. I will be back for another go.
Had a fabulous time learning enamelling and creating my own beautiful piece of jewellery . Fun creative, made simple with excellent resources and guidance from Theresa.
I have just attended a fantastic enamelling course with a lady called Teresa . I am not very artistic but she was so patient and made sure I was able to produce a fabulous pair of ear rings. I lost one of the pieces and it was not a problem as Teresa was able to help make another one .
The people on the course were very friendly and we were able to support each other in a very friendly and supportive environment . I will definitely come back for more
Had a fantastic time at the session. Teresa was incredibly patient and very knowledgeable. Extremely pleased with the work I produced considering I have no artistic flair. Would definitely recommend this course and will be booking a future session. Thank you for the inspiration.
Fantastic taster session yesterday with Teresa: I decided to have a go as I knew nothing about enamelling previously, now I think I'm hooked! Teresa was very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient, which made the experience even better. I now have a unique dragonfly pendant to show off! Can't recommend this session and Teresa enough :)
We have just finished a morning course making beautiful enamelled pictures with Teresa. Fantastic course and fantastic host. Will definitely be returning!
What an absolutely fabulous workshop. The morning was fun and informative. We made lovely pieces and I would definitely do it again.
My daughters and I had a wonderful afternoon making jewellery. We all came away with beautiful pieces to wear. Teresa was fantastic and so helpful.
Wow! Teresa gave me and two friends a fantastic enameling taster workshop at her professional studio in Blackwell. A lovely friendly lady, with a patient and relaxed tutoring style. She gave us individual attention and lots of choices, and ensured her explanations were geared to complete novices. She also provided a wonderful light lunch platter, tea and cake - a perfect chilled afternoon experience. Lovely memories, and a souvenir piece of our own artwork to take home. Highly recommended as a treat for yourself, or a gift for the person who has everything! Thank you Teresa! 😍
Had a super day with Teresa, learning about metal working, in particular fold forming. Came away with a much better understanding of the technique. Teresa is very knowledgeable and helpful.
Response from Lappelli Craft Studio:The copper shapes will look even more fabulous when you enamel them :)
I spent the afternoon with Teresa and had a great time! Such an interesting process and satisfying. I'm super pleased with my earrings too!
My Mum and I had an enjoyable morning with Theresa. I had, a few months ago, made some dragonfly earrings , and today I made a pendant to compliment them, and my Mum made a beautiful tree vein design necklace.
We will definitely go to another workshop in the future.
I attended a workshop with Teresa today with my daughters (9 and 11). We had an amazing time. Everything was explained really well and we came away with a fabulous piece of enamel work each.
Thankyou for a super time
Teresa is a fabulous teacher loved my day Enamelling. Thank you
Had a lovely morning with Teresa (and Maddie) making a pair of lovely dragonfly ear rings.
Teresa is is a patient teacher, and her work is beautiful.
I would highly recommend this workshop and a visit to her studio.
I went today and had great fun it was a brilliant course and you were made to feel so welcome. The final product was amazing. I enjoyed it so much I booked to go back there and then. I can't wait 😃 Definitely recommend it!!!
Absolutely loved my session with Teresa. Made a lovely set of earrings for my best friend for her birthday - she absolutely loves them and wears them all the time! Teresa was very patient and a great teacher. The session was so much fun and I can not thank Teresa enough.