This one day group workshop is an introduction to using vitreous enamels on silver. We will be using predominamently transparent enamels and using a kiln for firing.
The day starts with an overview of the processes and then you will be shown how to prepare the enamels and the silver for enamelling. You will make test colour tiles and then go ont to have a go enamelling silver using a variety of techniques.
There will be set projects to follow and so this course is suitable for people who have no experience in silver jewellery making as well as those who already make jewellery and want to learn how to add colour to their work.
Some participants might like to have a go at torch firing enamels as this can be done without a kiln and so if you already make your own jewellery you would be able to continue without purchasing expensive equipment.
The fee includes the use of enamels and other consumables. The silver will be weighed and charged at cost. The charge does depend on how quickly you work and what you decide to make, it will probably be in the region of £10 - £15.00.
Most of the silver will be set pieces using silver blanks, although you will have the opportunity to do make your own textures and patterns in some of the projects. The emphasis of the day is on the enamelling rather than making pieces to be enamelled. You will come away with at least one finished piece that can be worn as a pendant, you may also be able to make the other test pieces into small charms.
The day starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.00pm with a half hour break for lunch. Teas and coffees are provided. Bring your own lunch or buy locally. The workshop is run in my studio in Mortimer near Reading.
Full directions and instructions will be sent following booking by email. Please look out for the email with this information and check you email junk folder if you do not receive this wihin 48hrs of booking.
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?
All tools and equipment will be provided.
Silver will be charged at cost, for beginners this is likely to be around £15.00
Cathy at Cathy Newell Price Jewellery
The Long Room, Mortimer Hill The Street Mortimer, Reading Berkshire RG7 3PW