Katie Sanderson is a practising enamel artist living in Nottinghamshire. After first being introduced to enamelling through her mum, it soon became something she loved and still finds incredibly satisfying. Every time a piece goes in the kiln she knows that once it's out and cooling there will be a different result every time.
Katie's inspirations are broad. She often picks up leaves, stones or photographs flowers for their colours and textures but she is always on the lookout for anything that provides inspiration for a new combination of colour and texture.
Katie’s work uses many of the different enamelling methods but in this class the focus will be on enamelling using opaque enamels on copper.
Enamelling can be incredibly unpredictable yet also an art form that with time and experience you can learn its patterns, its tricks, how temperatures play a huge part, how depths of enamel change the outcome, how one method can interact with another.
All our workshops have been developed to provide a quiet day of creativity and gentle tuition and with this class you can really relax, and may be surprised at how immersed you can get in this art form.
This class is suitable for complete beginners.
During the day we aim for you to complete several pieces these may be enamel jewellery or plaques plus some sample pieces as you first practice the techniques. With step-by-step guidance and tuition Katie will demonstrate each stage as you progress, and offer one-to-one guidance where appropriate.
Friendly, comfortable and well lit environment
All tools and materials needed to complete your projects
Generous table space
Clear information and demonstrations
The course focus is always on fun and friendly creativity with lots of personal tuition from an experienced enamel artist.
Class sizes are limited so get in touch soon to book your place.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The course costs to include use of tools and materials.
Food: Hot and cold refreshments will be provided throughout the day and you are welcome to bring your own lunch to the workshop. Alternatively, the shop is situated next to the wonderful Mulberry Tree Cafe where you can purchase delicious food at reasonable prices.