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Dilys Fisher of Rosy M Design has been running enamelling courses since 2005. This is a wonderful ancient craft where enamel powder (ground glass) is applied to copper and is then fired in a kiln for approx. 1 minute until the enamel becomes molten and attaches to the copper. If 3 students book together its £45 each, 2 students £67.50 each or 1 student £135. Courses are suitable for both complete beginners and those with some experience. Beginners are shown how to prepare the copper, apply the enamel and use the kiln. Once this is done there are many different techniques to explore enabling such things as jewellery, wall hanging, buttons, 3D work etc to be produced. Stencil work, swirling - moving the molten enamel around whilst still in the kiln, sgraffito to name but a few techniques.
Classes run from 10am to 4.30pm Why not book with a friend and pay the reduced fee, also great to give as a present.
What's included in the price?
All tools and equipment are provided including aprons.
Students pay for materials used on the day which could be approx. £15 each depending on what is made. Drinks will be available throughout the day. Please either bring a packed lunch with you or use one of the local cafes or pubs for lunch.
What a fantastic day. I have no creative skills but my daughter, who is very creative, asked me to go along with her. However, Dilys is a fantastic, patient and inspiring teacher who enabled me to produce some fantastic earrings and a pendant whilst my daughter explored a number of different techniques and made a whole range of wonderful items. It has inspired both of us to want to take up enamelling as a hobby and we will certainly be returning to have another session. Lovely little dog too!
We took this amazing day course as a part of my friend's birthday. It was such a good choice and so much fun! I flew in from Switzerland and was so happy I did. If only I lived closer, I believe the lovely Dylis would have turned me into an enamelist. Be it her welcoming and helpful personality, her precious dog Chloe or the excitement of watching your projects turn into beautiful but easy masterpieces, I would have certainly been a goner! Perhaps there will be another trip in my future! Thank you so much for a wonderful time! Happy enameling!
I chose Dilys's course from a list of ideas for my daughters 30th birthday, and what a great idea it was! Dilys took 4 complete novices and helped us produce beautiful pieces to take home and show off. She is a wonderful teacher, calm and encouraging, with a sense of fun. I've told all my friends about it and I certainly hope to go back and do more.
A day with Dilys is a day to remember, from the moment she and the delightful Chloe greet you into their charming home to the moment you wrap up your creations to take home. The atmosphere and style of teaching are perfectly paced and simple enough for even the least creative of people to go away with professional peices you can be truely proud of. Thank you for sharing stories and laughs with us Dilys, I look forward to recommending my friends come and see you. And I'm sure we'll be back for those wedding favours!!!
I spent a fantastic day with my Mum, my Sister and her friend, Tricia at Dilys's house yesterday! It was a surprise for my Sister's 30th! From the outset, Dilys made us feel welcome. Her knowledge of enamelling is amazing, her teaching style is educational, fun and also strangely relaxing!! We all left with 3 different pieces of work that we were all immensely proud of! I can see another visit in the not too distant future!!
Had a lovely day celebrating my 60th birthday. Although I have done many arts and crafts this was my first attempt at enameling and it was so good I can honestly say it wont be my last. (Sorry Dilys we will be back)!!! Concentration is needed but both my daughter and I came out feeling so relaxed completely de-stressed. If thinking about enameling - just do it, what ever your age or ability you will be warmly welcomed and leave feeling like an artist. Just be warned - Dilys's home is amazing, both she and her husband have fantastic artistic talents, I have my eye on a water colour for my next birthday present. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Helen
Our workshop with Dilys was a fantastically rewarding day. The perfect mix of being relaxing yet exciting at the same time! With no previous experience of enamelling I was surprised with the amount of craft we left with, feeling very proud of our efforts. Dilys is the perfect teacher, calm, gentle and evidently passionate about her art. Her studio is welcoming, homely and the perfect venue to feel you are receiving 1st rate tutorage. Highly recommended.
I have just spent a very enjoyable day with Dilys and can recommend her course to anyone - beginners through to more experienced. I learnt so much in a very friendly, comfortable, environment . The workshop is brilliant with everything you could need and Dilys is an excellent teacher. I will definitely be keeping in touch and booking again. Thank you.
My husband and I had a lovely day with Dilys, and felt so welcome from the outset. We were both delighted with how much we learned, and by the lovely things we made under Dilys's expert guidance. Dilys is a very patient teacher who pitched the day at exactly the right level for us, making us feel very comfortable and confident. We would highly recommend this course. Thank you Dilys!
Came back for a 2nd day with Dilys and this time brought my sister and my Mum. I knew they would catch the same enthusiastic bug as I did and sure enough, by the end of the day we had another 2 enthusiastic novice enamellers. To quote my 70 year old mum, " it's been like having a day out with a mate instead of being with a tutor. Dilys is so patient, friendly and helpful that you don't feel like you're being taught, rather that you are just all having a fun day out. It was engrossing and so different. I loved it".
Thanks again Dilys. Xx
Myself and three friend went along for a day to try our hand at enamelling . Three of us were newcomers, and one had been before.
We all had such fun - it is so exciting when you walk into a craft room full of little bottles of colour.
I was worried it was going to be difficult but found it quite easy to pick up - although more visits may be required to explore the colours!
Dilys was a lovely teacher, who made us all feel very welcome and pitched the course at just the right level. I am very much looking forward to booking again because I would like to explore enamelling pictures and creating images through enamel.
A superb day enamelling with Dilys - thoroughly recommended. The breadth of different enamelling techniques and the variety of styles to see in her workshop is absolutely inspiring - a day is not enough!
I booked this day as a 7th anniversary treat for my husband and brought along our 16 year old daughter. We had a fantastic day with Dilys and it was wonderful to see Dad and daughter getting such a thrill from their creations. The day was paced perfectly for us as complete novices and we were totally delighted with our efforts. I can't recommend this highly enough for anyone wanting to try a new skill and have a fun day out doing something different. Thanks again Dilys.
My husband and I came and spent a day with Dilys in her studio, learning enamelling. We came as part of our 10 year wedding anniversary weekend trip to Bath. We both enjoyed the course very much and found Dilys to be a calm, supportive and a very creative teacher. We came away with quite a few finished pieces which we were really pleased with. We would thoroughly recommend the course and would love to come back one day and learn more!
We had a fantastic day with Dilys at her studio and could not be more pleased and encouraged. We are complete beginners and had no experience of enamelling whatsoever. We both made 3 pieces under expert guidance and were made to feel that we could do anything! Her calm approach to teaching was so encouraging. If you've had any thoughts of trying this, just do it. It's great and Dilys made us feel like professionals!
I dont know where to start! I booked the course with Dilys in order to be able to learn how to teach some basic enamelling to my secondary age students. The amount of help, advice and support I received was incredible. Dilys went above and beyond any prior expectations that I had in mind. She was so generous and so incredibly friendly that I really didn't want to leave at the end of the day.
I will most definitely be going back to learn even more, thank you so much Dilys, you're amazing!
Rob: I booked a day course with Dilys as an anniversary surprise for my partner. I'm not particularly artistic or creative, but felt that it would be a day that we would enjoy together. I was not disappointed - Dilys made us feel welcome and her enthusiasm, patience and skill ensured that we both had an enjoyable and productive day creating works of art of which we are each extremely proud. The only negative to the day was that it passed way too quickly. We are already booked in for a second day when we will learn further techniques and practice what we have already learnt. This was a perfect way to spend our anniversary - thank you Dilys.
Philippa: After weeks of waiting, my surprise was revealed! Rob and I had a wonderful day with Dilys. Neither of us had done enamelling previously but both of us are delighted with our first attempts, and immensely proud to see pictures of them on the Rosy M Design website. Dilys is a patient, supportive and inspiring tutor and we are looking forward to returning for another day of creativity so we can build on our new-found skills. Thank you Dilys.
My cousin and I had a brilliant day with Dilys. We were made extremely welcome and she was so enthusiastic about passing on her knowledge of enammaling. A thoroughly enjoyable day and well worth repeating.
My friend & I has a wonderful day with Dilys we didn't want it to end. We were made so welcome, gained a wealth of knowledge and came away feeling inspired and wanting to continue learning more about enamelling. I would recommend to anyone considering taking up enamelling or just wishing to learn a new skill to do a course with Dilys, she is an excellent, patient teacher. I can't wait till I return to the UK again in July so I can have another day motivational day with Dilys.
Just in from a brilliant day as a beginner learning under the expert tuition of Dilys. Car park easy to find currently £5.20 for 8hrs. The mentioned stairs up to work room on first floor being normal carpeted household stairs. Managed to fit in two pieces, one of which Dilys helped me to include at least 5 of the techniques she had shown us on the vast array of samples. We had lunch at the nearby Craft Cafe as recommended by Dilys, very good community project serving basic but very tasty food £3.30 for a cheese/onion toastie. Dilys explains very clearly and comprehensively the various processes, with the course being very much hands on, she is very patient and made us feel very proud of what we achieved.
I had no experience in enamelling when I booked my course with Dilys although I had done some glass fusing before. It was a lovely day, I learned so much Dilys makes you feel so relaxed it made everything seem so easy and the whole the day very enjoyable. I made 3 pendants which I love. I now have my own kiln and hope to go back for another course to learn more in the near future.
Three of us went for a birthday treat. We all had a truly wonderful day. Dilys makes you feel so relaxed and at home. totally enjoyed every minute of it, made a number of items to take home too. Loved it so much that we've booked up again.
I booked a one day enamelling course as a birthday treat for my Mum, as I wanted her to have something to keep, but also for us to spend time together. I am not a particularly creative person & certainly not arty at all, so I wondered how well I would do. I have to say that I am now hooked! Dilys is a great teacher, very patient, helpful and encouraging...and she was as excited as we were to see our pieces come out of the kiln. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day. I found the enamelling quite easy to do & there were so many different effects that you could create. I actually found it extremely relaxing too. By the end of the day, I had made a total of 5 different pendants. 2 for myself, 1 for each of my daughters and one that will be a birthday present for a friend. My mum made 3 different pendants for herself & bought some matching earrings & a ring that Dilys had made and my sister-in-law made a pendant and a coaster. So you can do as much or as little as you want to and Dilys will give you as much or as little help as you like. I have to say I highly recommend the day & I'm sure I will attend one of Dilys's courses in the future (I hope so anyway!)
This was an excellent course and Dilys is a brilliant and knowledgable teacher. I attended the course with my Dad and sister who had done some enamelling before but I was a complete beginner and she was fantastic at helping all of us produce pieces that we were really pleased with. She showed us a variety of techniques and skills and we all came away wanting to do more enamelling! I'd highly recommend this course. Thank you Dilys for a very enjoyable day.
My daughter and I have just spent 4 very happy days learning to enamel with Dilys. I am delighted with what we have achieved; some really satisfying and beautiful work! I would recommend this course to anyone. Dilys is an excellent and lovely teacher and really helped us bring our ideas into form.
Booked the workshop as wanted something memorable to do with my mum. We had a great day and made some lovely pieces even though we were not experienced or particularly 'arty'. Dilys is a great host and teacher who provides as much advise as required.
Dilys has a vast knowledge of all aspects of enamelling. She is endlessly encouraging and has honed a superbly equipped small studio in which the atmosphere is relaxed and positive. Dilys skilfully tailors her teaching to the needs and experience of her students. She is an inspiration as a teacher and a person. A day with Dilys is a treat for both beginners and those of us continuing to learn.
I attended a day course with my friend for her Birthday treat (she is very creative & I knew this would be right up her street!) and we had a lovely day. I am not very creative but after a few hours spent with Dilys I had released the creative me with had made the most Beautiful enamelled key rings & necklace. Dilys is passionate & her creative enthusiasm for this art is the first thing I noticed. Dilys was very patient and shared with us the many techniques that can be used to create diffrent effects. The courses are fantastic, an absolute must for anyone! Would definitely recommend - Thank you :)
I first attended one of Dily's courses three years ago, since then attending many more. Dilys is a 1st class teacher who is passionate about this craft with the amazing ability to nurture and encourage the best out of you. As I have experienced this course is equally ideal to take part as a group or to do on your own as it is so easy to become totaly absorbed in the whole process. I have all ways been amazed at what I have achieved -Pendants, necklace, plaques etc, this is a very enjoyable and rewarding day and one that I would definitely recommend.
Dilys is a great teacher, passionate about her craft which she loves sharing with you. I have attended a few of her courses and have thoroughly enjoyed them all. Enamelling is an exciting craft and you will be amazed at what you can produce. I have made jewellery, pictures etc - I am not very arty but was able to produce some fantastic pieces. An enjoyable day that you won't want to end....:)