Cloisonné and wire work for Jewellery
In this Enamelled Jewellery class, we’ll look at Cloisonné. You will learn to cover a piece of copper with a enamel and silver foil and then continue to building up layers of glass around the fine silver wire that we have applied based on a design you will work on in class. The cloisons, or cells in the piece of jewellery enable you to take hold of your design. Each layer of enamel is fired in the kiln. Cloisonné produces beautiful pieces of jewellery and tends to focus on transparent enamels – sometimes over silver leaf. I tend to simplify this technique so that it can be achieved as a beginner’s class if the design is kept relatively minimal. To master this or any enamelling technique requires a lot of practice and extra skills such as grinding down the glass and wires to create an even surface, since this is a beginner’s class we will work more on creating our pieces, although I will talk to you about how to perfect your pieces as you gain experience.
I am adding dates all the time, but if there are none available or suitable do get in touch and I will be happy to help. If you book a voucher I will send out a tailored gift letter, detailing the class and how to book, this is often the best option to choose if you are booking as a gift and don’t know which date to choose.
My home workshop only fits up to 3 people, which means any course booked will not be cancelled due to low numbers.
Dates to suit, so if none are shown select gift voucher and I will be in touch to organise a date to suit.
The course price shown is for ONE to ONE classes. (If another person wants to book the same date as you, I will get in touch to discuss this.)
If you are booking for 2/3 people the course fee will be reduced per person. 2 people will be £99 each and 3 people would be £89 each.
Class runs from 10 – 3pm. Classes take place in Colchester, Essex.
All materials included, but please bring your lunch.