Enamelled jewellery for beginners and improvers - fired glass jewellery techniques
Enamelling is a wonderful craft. It is also one of the more unique things to learn in this day and age of craft experiences. Vitreous enamelling is the art of fusing glass to metal at high temperatures, using a kiln. In a one day class (approx 5 hours) 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. It is great for jewellery makers and art lovers as you can create unique art to wear or hang on the wall. Just look at some of the masterpieces at the V&A to see how compelling this artform is. If you've been to a class before or would like to build on existing skills I can also teach additional techniques such as as wire work and cloisonné, swirling and grisaille, or even firing onto fine silver. My garden workshop takes up to three students. Colchester is about an hour from London by car or train, so perfectly situated for a day class from various areas of the country. Some students choose to stay nearby, perhaps tailoring the class by adding an additional day here. Please note these prices include materials. Classes are tailored to suit so contact me to book for your individual requirements including dates, if those shown are not suitable.
What's included in the price?
All basic materials to enamel (glass, copper, decoration materials: glass beads, silver leaf etc) around 3 pieces will be made during a session. Tea, coffee and biscuits (if my children haven't eaten them all!)
5 hours (flexible times to suit)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
My passion is teaching. I have a level 3 teaching qualification (E.A.T award) as well as over 15 years teaching experience. I have recently completed my PMC Certification level 1 -3, the camp PMC 101 qualification and am just finishing the qualified instructors course for PMC. I love to experiment and am always happy to tailor classes to your experience or interests.
- Learning difficulties (SEN)
- Intermediate level
- Public transport
- Stag dos
- Hen dos
- Suitable for all abilities
- Mother's Day
- Parking provided
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Daytime (weekdays)
- Tutor can travel
- Suitable for beginners
- Long term / weekly / monthly