Focus on the techniques of champlevé, basse taille and cloisonné
on silver, and explore ways of mixing, layering and juxtaposing
colour. Aimed at enamellers with experience who wish to extend
their current practice, you can choose to make a small silver and
enamel dish using etching, hammering and stamping to add texture
This course is an opportunity for those with enamelling experience to review and extend their current practice.
On the first evening there will be a discussion of each student's work and experience - what you want to achieve during the course.
Working within and around the techniques of champlevé, basse taille and cloisonné, on silver, we will look in particular at ways of mixing, layering, and juxtaposing colour; using texturing to enhance the enamel. We will also look at visual starting points and how to translate our ideas into enamel.
The aim is for you to produce a series of test pieces of enamel, and 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.
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.