Enamelling Workshops

Venue, Timing, Cost

Venue: 
Melissa's Melting Pot
Date(s): 
Sunday, 3 May, 2020 to Monday, 31 May, 2021
Timing: 
2 hour taster sessions
Cost: 
£40 per person
Enamelling Workshop

Enamelling Workshops

Melissa runs workshops from her studio in Knowle, Solihull. She is a qualified teacher with many years of teaching experience.

Enamelling is the art of fusing glass onto metal using a kiln. We will be exploring this, learning how to fuse the enamel powder on to copper to create a glossy glass surface. You do not need any experience to book a place on the workshop and will be experimenting with simple techniques to create a small picture or piece of jewellery. You will learn the basics of enamelling, in a step by step manner.

​In the workshop we will cover the following aspects:

- Health and safety of enamelling.
- Preparation of the copper for enamelling.
- Applying counter enamel onto the back of your piece.
- Applying different types of enamel (Transparent and Opaque).
- Use of decorative media (millefiori, frit, copper wire, glass threads).
- Surface design using techniques such as stencils, sgruffito, sifting etc.

You will create a small enamelled picture or piece of jewellery that you are able to take home with you on the day.

What is included?

- One copper blank that you will be able to make into a picture or piece of jewellery. A variety of shapes will be available however if you would like to work on a specific shape or size then please contact Melissa before the workshop.
- Use of all tools and equipment e.g. kiln, firing forks, enamel powders in a range of colours, decorative media etc.
- Silver plated findings to finish your pieces e.g. key rings, brooch backs, jump rings etc.
- Tea, coffee and biscuits to keep us going! Maybe even cake if you are lucky...
- Tuition on Enamelling with Melissa Keskinkilinc.
- Information about retailers for equipment and supplies if you would like to continue to explore enamelling after the workshop!

​Please get in touch via email if you would like to book a workshop. Her email address is: melissasmeltingpot@hotmail.com

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Melissa Keskinkilinc