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Enamelling taster

Enamelled magnet decorated with stringers, seed beads and millifiore

Duration: Half day

Price: £50

Contact: Genevieve Thompson at Wicked Gen Crafts

17 Swires Road
West Yorkshire

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 11th April 2020
Saturday 9th May 2020

About the Course

This is a fun introduction to working with enamels on copper. You will learn how to prepare your copper blanks, apply your enamel, apply decoration and fire in the kiln.

You will build up your piece in stages with a firing in the kiln in between each stage.
Your design will build up as you go and you will have a range of materials and techniques to play with. If you have worked with glass fusing you will love the speed with which you build up your design using many of the same techniques that you are already familiar with. If you are new to any kind of kiln work, you will love the excitement and magic of putting something into a kiln and bringing out a fabulous piece of your own work.

You will choose from a selection of copper blanks and then make pendants, earrings, key fobs and more.

Suitable for beginners.

This course is run by Genevieve Thompson from her workshop in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Genevieve has been running courses in a range of glass processes for over 8 years and added Enamelling to this range early in 2015.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and firings in kiln are included in the price as are jewellery findings and chains. Refreshments are readily available at no additional cost - tea, coffee, decaf tea, decaf coffee.

This workshop will last for 3 hours and you will make up to 3 pieces of work which you will take away with you at the end.

There is a small class size of just 4 students meaning you have lots of personal attention.

Want to review this course?

Gen is a lovely, relaxed tutor who not only teaches clearly but lets you experiment and try out ideas. Well structured and paced class which results in you having pieces to take home. Recommended.

- - #24620

Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:

Thank you for such a lovely review. I always love teaching students new to enamelling and their excitement when working with a hot kiln with great results at the end.

I did the enamelling taster course and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I hadn't done any work with copper before and Gen was a great teacher, providing us with an array of different materials to work with. We each left with 3 pieces to take home and I would love to do it again.

- - #24556

Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:

I am really pleased you had a good afternoon. It is always fun teaching an enamelling course as the process is so immediate and it is exciting working with a hot kiln.

I had already enjoyed the introduction to glass fusing with Gen and this course was similarly great. Biggest difference is that we used the kilns as we went along so could see how the materials are transformed by heat. Gen is the perfect teacher. Everything organised and well-structured with clear guidelines. Her enthusiasm is brilliant and her gentle reminders and encouragement ensure that everyone makes something to be proud of.

- - #9014

I wanted to try a new craft so signed up to this taster in enamelling. It was great fun, Gen is lovely and patient, and her enthusiasm for the craft rubs off on her learners. I enjoyed the session so much I have booked on one of the pay as you go enamelling sessions in a few weeks time to have another go, which I'm really looking forward to.

- - #9010

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