What is cold enamel?
Cold Enamel is a wonderful way to easily add colour to your jewellery designs without the need or expense of a kiln. It comes in a wonderful array of inter-mixable colours, both opaque and translucent. Cold enamel can be used in different ways to compliment your work. It can be used to embed wires, findings and stones or beads in to your designs, minimising the need for soldering.
What will we do on the Cold Enamel day?
This one day workshop will introduce and show you how to use cold enamel at a basic level, providing you with the knowledge to carry on with the subject after the class.
In addition to the enamelling aspects, during this workshop we will look at easy ways to actually create textural and three dimensional jewellery that will contain the enamel. We will do this by using the fly-press to quickly create recessed areas in sheet metal. Then we will add texture to the surfaces using the rolling mill. We will also look at how to use the enamel in the actual construction of pieces of jewellery. You will also have the opportunity to enamel pieces that have been pre-made during weekly classes.
This class will provide you with your first steps into using cold enamel within your current jewellery practice. it will help practicing jewellers to see the creative potential of this exciting medium. This is an introduction to cold enamel at beginner’s level. However, you will need basic jewellery making knowledge, including soldering and basic bench tool skills in order to achieve success on the day.
All tools and equipment are included. The day will also include an extensive hand-out containing technical information regarding the technique of cold enamelling, how to mix the colours and the ratios involved for successful results. This is emailed to you following the class.
Materials are extra and payable on the day.
At Lunch time;
We are adjacent to the Chesterfield Canal where lunch may be purchased from the cafe or a pack up may be eaten at the picnic site. There is also a Morrisons supermarket close by with a cafe, cash point, etc. The studio is closed and locked over the lunch break and it is fine to leave any belongings if you wish.
Try something new….
Cold enamel is a great way to add colour and interest to your jewellery. So what are you waiting for? Book now and enter a world of vibrant colour and new techniques.
This workshop is open to intermediate and advanced students – it is your responsibility to ensure you are booked on to the correct class for your level.
Please phone or e-mail to discuss your ability level if necessary. Refunds or transfers are not given for specialist classes.