Enamelling is the ancient process of fusing glass onto metal, using a kiln.
We will be exploring enamelling, learning how to fuse the enamel powders onto copper to create a glossy surface finish.
You do not need any experience to book a place on the workshop and will be experimenting with simple techniques to create a small picture or piece of jewellery. You will learn the basics of enamelling, in a step by step manner.
In the workshop you will learn techniques such as stencilling, sgruffito and sifting. We will cover all aspects of the enamelling process, from health and safety, preparation of the copper, and counter enamelling, to types of enamel powders, applying enamel to the front of your piece, and using decorative media such as millefiori, frit, copper wire, glass threads.
You will create a small enamelled picture or piece of jewellery that you are able to take home with you on the day.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
- One copper blank that you will be able to make into a picture or piece of jewellery. A variety of shapes will be available however if you would like to work on a specific shape or size then please contact Melissa before the workshop.
- Use of all tools and equipment e.g. kiln, firing forks, enamel powders in a range of colours, decorative media etc.
Silver plated findings to finish your pieces e.g. key rings, brooch backs, jump rings etc.
- Tea, coffee and biscuits to keep us going! Maybe even cake if you are lucky...
- Tuition on enamelling with Melissa Keskinkilinc, a qualified teacher with many years of teaching experience.
- Information about retailers for equipment and supplies if you would like to continue to explore enamelling after the workshop!
A great way to spend an afternoon!
I felt I was able to try every part of the process and experiment in a safe and relaxed environment. I was really happy with the result too. Melissa was a mine of information and explained everything really well.
Melissa’s workshop was my first go at enamelling and she facilitated a warm, relaxing environment where I felt supported along every step of the process. She is knowledgable, approachable and passionate about her craft. And kept her cool when my piece got stuck in the kiln! 😁 Thank you Melissa!
Melissa provided a welcoming and very engaging environment for us to explore enamelling. I felt very supported to experiment with the materials while still keeping everything safe and hassle free. She provided all the materials and set the room up so that we could easily follow the directions. The general atmosphere was so great and I really enjoyed chatting to everyone there.
I thoroughly enjoyed my taster session with Melissa! She provided all the materials and had samples out to demonstrate how to enamel. She took us through each stage step by step and gave us great tips along the way. Having had no previous experience of enamelling whatsoever, I came away feeling inspired and knowledgeable about the process! Would highly recommend! 😁
Melissa’s workshop was my first experience of enamelling and so I wasn’t sure what to expect. She was very organised, clear, patient and thoughtful in how she explained what I needed to do and how to get great results having plenty of examples to look at. It was a fantastic workshop and I really enjoyed myself and look forward to learning more.
What an excellent course! I have learnt lots of new skills and have had a wonderful time. Melissa is a very patient and helpful teacher with lots of exciting ideas to explore. I can't wait to have another go.