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