Fine Silver Enamelled Characters - Two day class
Saturday & Sunday, 17th-18th June 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to enamel? Do you want to create something colourful and fun? Well then this is the perfect class for you! Following the success of her sold out classes at the recent 'You can make it' conference, we're very excited to welcome Joy Funnell back to teach these fabulous techniques. If you didn't get a chance to attend YCMI, here's your chance to learn from one of the greats!
In this workshop you'll make your own unique silver pendant with little sculpted pieces of decoration and your choice of bail design (don't worry, Joy will cover a few different options, you're sure to like one of them). Of course you'll be decorating the backs of the pieces too, with an option to make a reversible pendant if you wish!
Once it's fired you'll create the outline of your little character using Joy's Enamelled Accents technique of free standing cloisonné, and then enamel it. Will you go for super colourful or more restrained? If you're really not into making cute characters you could always make flowers, or maybe an abstract design, or perhaps you have another idea?! Joy is the perfect instructor to help make that idea a reality!
What is for sure is this will be a joyful, happy workshop! Whether you are new to enamelling or have enamelled before, learning how to add Enamelled Accents will open up a whole range of possibilities for you, and there'll be lots of tips including how to get a really great finish on your silver pieces and how to get lovely clear transparent enamels.
Techniques covered in this class:
* Creating a silver pendant
* Sculpting tiny silver decorations
* Creating a silver bail
* Enamelling on silver
* Free standing cloisonné (decorative work in which enamel, glass, or gemstones are separated by strips of flattened wire placed edgeways on a metal backing)
* Adding texture
Price includes VAT & materials.
* 25g Art Clay Fine Silver 999
* 2mm & 3mm fireable stones
* Enamel Supply Kit
* Fine Silver Wire
* Use of Art Clay Silver Syringe
* Use of Art Clay Overlay Silver Paste
* Use of all tools needed
* Coffee/tea and something sweet
PLEASE NOTE: Some previous metal clay experience is required.
Joy is a very talented, award-winning metal clay and enamel artist. She's as vibrant and colourful as her jewellery, and she is an excellent teacher. She is also a Senior Art Clay Instructor and a Craftsman of the Guild of Enamelers. Check out her website to learn more: http://www.joyfunnell.co.uk/
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Please note places for classes are strictly limited. If you need to cancel, please give as much notice as possible so we can give your space to someone else.
Cancellations more than 30 days before the class: If we can fill your space, we will refund you the course fee, less a 15% admin charge.
Cancellations 30 days or less before the class: Unfortunately the course fee can not be refunded.
If you are booked on a course and you do not turn up on the day, no refund will be given. We would appreciate if you could please call and let us know if you can't attend or are going to be late on the day, out of respect for the tutor and your fellow students.
We reserve the right to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances. In the very unlikely event this would happen, you would be offered a full refund. We would give you as much notice as possible, but please note that we cannot be held responsible for any travel or accommodation costs. We strongly recommend you purchase a holiday insurance and check it covers the cost of class.