When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Jessica Turrell
  • Course Code W23JWYE08A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Cover a wide range of enamelling techniques including sifting, stencils and sgraffito to explore colour, surface and pattern on metal. Experiment with jewellery and industrial enamels on copper, silver and steel. Suitable for all levels. Basic materials included.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the process of enamelling and how to apply liquid and powder enamels
  • Use sgraffito, stencils and mark-making techniques
  • Have knowledge of more specialist techniques such as enamelling on an altered surface, underfiring and the use of enamel transfers
  • Use tools and equipment safely
  • Develop an individual style and a collection of enamel samples that explore your personal aesthetic
  • Use your samples to develop some simple pieces of jewellery


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Each week there will be a number of demonstrations that will introduce a variety of non-traditional and experimental enamelling techniques. After each demonstration you will have an opportunity to make your own samples using the techniques shown. There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience, through discussion, show and tell and group crit. The tutor will work with students one-to-one and in groups. As the course progesses you will have the opportunity to develop the techniques you have been shown and to create finished pieces using the techniques covered.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements although previous experience of jewellery making will be beneficial and an interest in enamelling is essential.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This is a practical course. The jewellery studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. For health and safety reasons you should not sign up for this course if you are pregnant. Appropriate health and safety guidance will be given as each new technique is introduced.

    What you need

    All tools needed to take part in this course are available in the workshop. , It would be helpful to bring: A sketchbook, notebook, pen and drawing materials; protective clothing e.g. an apron and closed toe shoes. We will be working on copper and steel both of which will be available in the workshop.

    What you can do next

    If you would like to continue enamelling we recommend enrolling on SJE014A Jewellery: Experimental Enamelling. 24th- 26th July 2014. Alternately you could continue on to beginner, intermediate or advanced jewellery making classes at Morley College.