Enamelling with silver cloisonné
August 4 - August 5
£75.00 including materials
A new and exciting full day course exploring the beautiful technique of cloisonné and enamel on silver.
What we will be doing during the workshop
During the full day course, you will be guided through the process to enable you to make your own simple design on a fine silver pendant with transparent enamels. We will explore more advanced enamelling skills, we will learn how to use pliers to shape cloisonné wires, as well as wet-laying enamel techniques.
On this full day course, you will learn to:
• Cover health and safety and the kiln firing process
• Prepare the silver prior to enamelling
• Develop simple designs for cloisonné and understand the principles of this technique
• Learn to manipulate wire to form silver cloisonné’s
• Explore the use of transparent enamels and how to grind, wash and prepare them ready for use
• Make a finished enamelled simple small fine silver pendant (to your own design) using cloisonné techniques and transparent enamels
The cost of the workshop includes the tuition and support during the full day. Also included is the fine silver and the enamels to make your pendent. Sterling silver chain’s can be purchased at an extra charge.
There is a limit of 8 people per workshop enabling faster learning. Please note, some previous experience of kiln enamelling is essential, so if you haven’t done any before, it would be advisable to book onto the “Enamelling on copper for beginners” course first.
Tutor: Lynette Charles.
Lynette is based in Shropshire. Her work is hand crafted using a range of techniques including traditional silversmithing and enamelling. She works with both silver and copper. She has recently begun to expand her collection to include pieces with vitreous enamel on copper, applying layers of enamel, often high fired to create spectacular colours resulting from the interaction with the copper oxides. Lynette studied at the Shrewsbury College of Arts. She is a member of the Guild of Enamellers and achieved craftsman through the guilds selection process. Her work includes a range of jewellery, wall panels, and 3D pieces. A key theme of Lynette’s work is texture, and nature. She develops collections in her Shropshire based workshop, drawing upon the wonderful ever-changing countryside around her.
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