You'll start to explore this beautiful process by making a sampler piece of enamel. From preparing the copper to popping it in the kiln I'll be there to help guide you while you enjoy selecting colours, layering the glass powders and watching the magic happen. As you progress throughout the day you will explore creating your own exciting shapes in copper and using a wide variety of embellishing techniques and glass types for your designs. This beautifully organic process means you can achieve gorgeous pieces whatever your age or knowledge. Perfect for beginners but also great for experienced makers to develop a new technique. By the end of the day you'll be independently creating your own style of enamel and turning your creations in pieces of jewellery if you choose to. With so many options available to you I'm sure you'll be delighted with your mini enamelled works of art and will probably have produced at least 4 items. There is plenty of inspiration for you inside and outside the studio. From collections of natural and man made treasures, books, sketchbooks and imagery to the breathtaking Shropshire countryside.
With a passion for all things creative and 15 years of teaching and instructing experience in Art, Textiles, Graphics & Photography, I know my stuff (PGCE Art & Design, Core Skills Design & Technology) and cant help but let my excitement show in my workshops! Learning from others has always fuelled my creative process, so sharing the wide range of techniques and processes I have learnt over the years is a great way for me to give a bit back and keep learning too!
We provide a light lunch on our day courses of home made bread, cheeses and olives. And of course some cake after!
There are hot drinks on tap to keep you going throughout the day.
The workshop will take place in our Severn Studio set in the beautiful countryside in the heart of the Shropshire hills near Minsterley. The studio is fully kitted out with all the materials and equipment you will need, and the facilities for drinks and snacks to keep you fuelled for the day! You can go foraging on our picturesque site and take a refreshing walk at lunchtime if you can tear yourself away from your projects!
Enamel Jewellery Workshop with Rachel