Working within and around the techniques of champlevé, basse taille and cloisonné on silver, explore ways of mixing, layering, and juxtaposing colour, using texturing to enhance the enamel, visual starting points and looking at how to translate your ideas into enamel.
If you have enamelling experience, this course is an opportunity for you to review and extend your current practice. This course would also suit experienced jewellers wishing to incorporate enamel into their work. If you are more experienced, you may wish to bring a pre-prepared item to be enamelled. You can also use the time to experiment or learn a new technique. You could aim to produce a series of enamel test pieces and/or a simple finished piece of jewellery, such as: earrings, a brooch, a pendant or cufflinks.
Your tutor encourages an informal chat before the course to find out what you would most like to spend your time doing on the course, in order to gain the most from your time spent at the College.
Please email: email@example.com to arrange this.
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 until 9pm, 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.
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