An opportunity to explore two different jewellery disciplines in one weekend plus a few general jewellery making tips to make your pieces into wearable art. Vitreous Enamelling is an ancient art form created by fusing powdered glass to copper and then firing at high temperatures in a kiln. Using both opaque and transparent glass you will create some beautiful and unique pieces of jewellery, or decorative pieces. Expect to make at least three enamelled pieces in this part of the weekend class. Silver clay is wondrous stuff, it enables you the flexibility of moulding clay into the shape and design you desire, whilst offering you the beauty of fine silver once fired, a real cheat for frustrated Silversmiths. Create up to three items of fine silver jewellery using the 10g of silver clay included – depending on the size of pieces made. For beginners and those wishing to develop their skills further. Materials included.
Course tutor: Toni Peers
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.
What to Bring
Toni will supply everything 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.
Toni will also bring a limited amount of extra silver clay in case students want to make more pieces – the clay costs £25 for 10g.
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?
Full board accommodation
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance
Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill
Flatford Mill Field Centre East Bergholt Suffolk CO7 6UL