Yesterday I taught an enamelling class at ArtisOn in North Yorkshire. These are the pieces made by my fantastic and talented group, all first time Enamellers!
First they designed their own unique patterns with fine silver wire, attaching them to the silver background piece. Then they wet-laid finely ground vitreous enamels into the cells in thin layers, firing each layer in turn.
Some students used fine brushes and others used plastic tool picks to apply the enamels.
Here are all the pieces made in the day
It was difficult to show all the work together – so here are individual sets of work
Joan made her’s as charms for a bracelet but I had only taken chains for necklaces and earring hook wires so her pieces are all on a pendant chain (temporarily)
Shirley’s vibrant pieces
Anne’s work (and Anne was wearing her lovely silver clay ring she made in a class with me a few weeks ago)
I need to match up the rest of the names to the work now but what amazing sets of cloisonné and a huge thank you to my students for such a brilliant day!
If you would like to take an enamelling class then please contact me