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 at her house in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
This workshop is run in the afternoon from 2pm to 5pm. Morning workshops are run on other dates from 9:30am to 12:30pm. See alternative listing for dates.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials, fixings, findings and refreshments are included in the price.
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.
3 hours (2:00pm to 5:00pm)
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3 hours (2:00pm to 5:00pm)
Had a fabulous day enamelling with Genevieve and two other really nice pupils. Genevieve's passion came through in her teaching and she puts everything into what she does. Her joining instructions were excellent. Her facilities and stock were perfect for what we were doing. Lunch was five star as well. If you are a bit nervous of using kilns - don’t be. It was a safe environment. I came away with some lovely pieces and I’m definitely going to go again. Thank you Genevieve.
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:Thank you for such lovely feedback. Having an enthusiastic group of students makes my life as a tutor so much fun and I loved the day too. You made some lovely pieces of work which you should be very proud of. I look forward to having you back for some more creativity.
I really enjoyed my day spent enamelling with Gen. Gen has a large range of resources to work with and is really enthusiastic and encouraging with her students, which was perfect for me as a newbie to enamelling. Thanks Gen for making me feel welcome in your studio and keeping me fed and watered throughout the day.
Really enjoyed my day learning the basics of enamelling. Gen provided excellent tuition and had lots of materials and supplies for me to experiment. She demonstrated various techniques for creating patterns and was on hand to help if I got stuck. Lunch was delicious too! Had a wonderful creative day and came home with lots of lovely work
Response from Wicked Gen Crafts:I had a great day too teaching you about the fun and creativity to be had with enamelling onto copper.