About the Course
Weekend jewellery making course, including accomodation at Flatford Mill, with the Field Studies Council.
This weekend course combines the skills of enamelling with those of making jewellery from silver clay. On the first evening of this course, Toni will give you an overview of enamelling, looking at the different techniques and explaining a little about the difference between enamelling on copper and silver. We will then spend a day looking at Enamelling on copper - that is fusing glass powder (enamel) to metal at high temperatures. Toni will explain about counter-enamelling, sifting, wet-packing and applying media, but don't worry if you've already taken part in Toni's beginner's Enamelling class; there will be plenty of opportunity to learn further techniques such as swirling and applying wire.
Toni Peers has been teaching crafts at a variety of venues for over 10 years as part of her craft business called Curly Girly Crafts. She has a City and Guilds qualification in teaching adults as well as vast experience in running a variety of classes including, Encaustic Art, Enamelling, Felt Making, Flamework (making glass beads) and Silver Clay. Toni enjoys teaching tailored classes at her home studio as well as working with larger groups at venues such as Flatford Mill where students can take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings. Toni has been accepted into the Guild of Essex Craftsmen for her skills in Enamelling and Encaustic Art, she is also part of the Encaustic art teaching network.
Check in is from 1600, but the first formal activity is dinner at 1900 (with the bar open from 1845!) followed by an evening classroom session. Residents: Please aim to arrive between 1530 and 1800 on Friday to allow us sufficient time to show you to your accommodation and around the
communal areas. Non-residents: You do not need to arrive quite so early but please can you be here by 1800 as we need to show you the communal areas as well. The course ends at 1600 on Sunday.
Flatford Mill lies at the heart of the Dedham Vale, on the banks of the River Stour near the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott’s House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. The rich mosaic of lowland landscapes, wildlife habitats and places of historic interest are all reflected in our extensive programme of courses.
The Centre is located between Colchester and Ipswich and is about 10 miles from each, approximately 2 miles from the A12.
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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The fee also includes accommodation in your own room. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only). Toni will supply all the materials you need. Toni will bring some findings for you to purchase if required to complete a piece of jewellery, or she can advise you of where to buy them.
Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day
Use of resources including library, workrooms, studios and the Centre grounds
If you would like accommodation, full board accommodation includes a cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, home made cakes and an evening meal.
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