This is our exciting new intermediate day course learning to apply enamel onto small spun copper bowls and decorate them from a choice of a wide range of enamel media and techniques.
During the course of the day we will:
- Learn to clean and prepare our bowls prior to applying enamel
- Refresh best practice in working with enamels for obtaining a good surface on which to decorate
- Make decorative samples to lead us into decorating two copper bowls to our own designs
- Cover a wide range of decorative techniques and enamel media as options for decorating our bowls
- Learn to apply and fire enamel to curved surfaces
- Learn and adhere to best health and safety practices in the use of enamels and for firing and studio best practice
- Learn from each other, and encourage each others creativity
- Take home two finished small enamelled copper bowls and and a selection of decorative enamel samples (which may also be used as pendants or small panel pictures)
- Understand the tools and materials used and receive advice on kilns and suppliers
- Have fun!
Enamelling is a delightful alchemy of glass and metal, and working on larger surfaces gives more scope for decorative expression. This session is a private lesson at intermediate standard for those who have previously done one of my enamelling for beginners day courses and who wish to develop their skills on larger pieces of work. The size of our little bowls will be approx 7.5cm / 3in diameter across.
For one adult over the age of 16 years old. All materials are included.
Please note this course takes place in a working glass studio, and most of the day we will be working standing at work benches or at the kiln. There are stools available in between times, unfortunately the studio is not able to accommodate disabled or wheelchair access. Thank you.
Refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) are available all day, and we will break at lunchtime for 45 minutes for students to have lunch. (There are numerous lovely cafes in the locality!)