This course will offer you the chance to try opaque enamels. You will be making testers out of 2p pieces, cutting your own card stencils, then sieving, painting and finding other inventive ways to use enamel. You may want to try including millefiori, glass beads and glass rods. You will be using opaque vitreous (glass) enamel, which will be fired in the kiln.
Freestyle enamelling gives you the opportunity to be really inventive with the finishes, layering and application techniques; no two pieces will be alike. For your last tester you can choose your own copper or silver blank shape, which can be made into a pendant or key ring.
This course can be taken on its own but is also a great addition to the traditional enamelling three day course offered at the College.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
After falling in love with enamelling at university, Naomi has been incorporating enamel into her designs and jewellery. Her work is currently being displayed on her website and in the Timothy Hawkins Gallery Hereford and her pieces have been featured in many magazines and books such as Colour and Texture in Jewellery, and The Craft and Design Magazine.
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