This course is an opportunity for those with enamelling experience to review and extend their current practice.
Working within and around the techniques of champlevé, basse taille and cloisonné, on silver, we will look at ways of mixing, layering, and juxtaposing colour, using texturing to enhance the enamel, visual starting points, and how to translate our ideas into enamel.
More experienced students may wish to bring a pre-prepared item to be enamelled. Students can also use the time to experiment, or learn a new technique, and could aim to produce a series of enamel test pieces, and/or a simple finished piece of jewellery, such as earrings, brooch, pendant, or cufflinks.
This course would also suit experienced jewellers wishing to incorporate enamel into their work.
Students are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org after booking the course to let Jane know what they would most like to spend their time on before the beginning of the course, in order to gain the most from the course.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Jane has had training both as a jeweller and silversmith, graduating from the Royal college of Art in 1979. She has been enamelling since 1974, and has a wide experience of enamelling on silver both on a smaller and larger scale. As well as producing her own work to commission, Jane has many years of teaching experience. Her work can be seen in several collections including the V&A, Fitzwilliam and Ashmolean museums, and the Queens Collection, and she is a Liveryman of the Goldsmiths Company.