Freestyle enamelling with Naomi Nevill


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About this course

Freestyle enamelling is a fun way to explore the many ways you can use opaque vitreous enamels.

Course Description

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.

Course Materials


  • On this course the tutor will supply all of the materials including , opaque enamels, necklace chains, key chains, enamelling tools, copper and silver blanks, card, craft knives.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • A selection of general art materials.
  • Silver can be purchased from the College Shop which stocks a range of sheet, wire, rod, tube and findings. These will be available in set sizes and lengths suitable for a wide range of projects.
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toed shoes or sandals.


Naomi Nevill

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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