Learn, improve and develop your enamelling skills, including how to design and construct jewellery and small-scale silversmithing suitable for enamelling. Explore traditional techniques of champlevé, cloisonné, painting enamel, and the use of foils.
If requested, you will also be shown non-traditional methods of using enamel. Learn how to prepare the metal and enamel with a focus on the correct use of the equipment and tools. Finally you will gain an understanding of how to finish enamel with different surfaces.
By the end of the course you should have produced work that builds on your own personal voice, and you will have a better understanding of how to design and make the metalwork to achieve a good enamel outcome.
Technical worksheets, list of suppliers and videos will be supplied so that you can continue developing ideas in your own workshop.
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)
First degree in textiles, and then retrained at Sir John Cass metalwork department in jewellery and enamel. Founder member of British Society of Enamelers and director of Studio Fusion Gallery for the last 18 years where her work can be seen. Has had work published in numerous books on enamel and jewellery, both in the US and UK.