This course will offer those who have already started enamelling the chance to gain further knowledge of the materials and possibilities of incorporating enamel as a decorative feature in their work. This will be a small scale workshop (i.e. we will not be working on bowls or large panels). The aim is to give you individual guidance to develop your own ideas and to offer specific advice to anyone wishing to start enamelling on their own.
Working on test pieces, various techniques will be covered. You will be encouraged to develop your ideas and you can either work on existing pieces or consider a brooch as the main focus of the course.
You should find this course helpful in giving you greater confidence to use colour in your work and to gain much practical advice in areas such as: equipment to buy, preparation of work prior to enamelling and many other particular enamel queries.
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)
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Our Foundation Degree in Metalwork will enhance your employment prospects, give you the skills to set up as a self-employed craftsperson or allow you to continue to higher education. Encompassing both silversmithing and blacksmithing, you will learn practical skills, material properties, placing your work in a broader context and historic metalworking techniques. Find out more