Enamelling on silver clay
Take a look above to see examples of what can be made in this class.
NOTE: THIS IS A TWO DAY COURSE RUN ON THURSDAY 10TH MAY AND FRIDAY 11TH MAY 2018, 10AM-5PM
This advanced two-day class is for anyone who would like to extend their silver clay experience and learn how to add colour to their work using enamel. To enrol on this class you need to have attended Beginners metal clay or a similar course elsewhere and have made silver clay pieces at home.
To get the most out of enamelling it is recommended that you have a kiln although some torch fired enamels will be demonstrated.
Enamel is a fantastic way to add colour and value to your silver clay work. There are many advantages to enamelling fine silver clay including that the pieces do not need to be depletion guilded (as sterling silver does) and the ease with which you can texture and make recesses in your pieces ready for enamelling.
This advanced two-day class is for anyone who would like to extend their silver clay experience and learn how to add colour to their work using enamel. To enrol on this class you need to have attended Beginners metal clay or a similar course elsewhere and have made silver clay pieces at home. To get the most out of enamelling it is recommended that you have a kiln although some torch fired enamels will be demonstrated.
Techniques covered in this class
Designing and making silver clay pieces ready for enamelling including
creating recesses with multiple layers
cloisonne (adding decorative wires)
champleve (carving or texturing the silver so that these patterns can be seen under transparent enamel)
Experimenting with different types of enamel including opaque and transparent
Different methods of adding enamel including dry sifting and wet packing
Kiln fired and torch fired enamels
Learn about the principles of designing pieces in silver clay for working with enamel
Watch demonstrations of creating silver clay pieces with multiple layers to create recesses, texturing clay for transparent enamels, cloisonne and champleve
Design and make pieces to your own design with tutor support
Experiment with different types and colours of enamel including opaque and transparent
Some final experimenting with colour choices in the morning before enamelling your silver clay pieces
Demonstration of cloisonne
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself, as everything is provided.
However, if you have any fired pieces of fine silver clay that you would like to enamel please do bring these along.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by friendly, knowledgeable and approachable tutors who have years of professional experience. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 7.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What some of our students have said about this class
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Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x