More cloisonné pendants

Today I have had another fun day teaching Steph a bit about cloisonné enamel on silver. The workshop was a present from her husband so she didn’t really know what to expect although she had done some basic enamelling on copper a few years ago, so knew a little about enamel. We began by selecting […]

Whitby Abbey and moths

I have spent the day working on three enamel panels. I had made a sketch and had ideas for these some time ago but needed some free time to work on them. These images are built up in layers of different colours, firing each layer and allowing it to cool before continuing. I used a […]

An introduction to cloisonné enamel

Today I have been teaching an introduction to cloisonné enamelling techniques. My student Nicky already has experience in making silver jewellery and bezel setting stones so rather than using pre-made silver blanks I suggested she texture some small pieces of silver sheet to enamel onto. She cut out, annealed, pickled and textured some silver and […]

Wet packing enamel onto fine silver jewellery

Today I have made a little video clip of me wet laying enamel onto the surface of a small piece of silver. Here is the piece at the end of the torch firing process. I will now have to work out how to add video clips to my blog so that I can share the […]

New classes, new dates for 2012

I am pleased to be able to announce some more dates and classes for the summer. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to make your own unique piece of jewellery or to learn something about the fascinating craft of enamelling. Enamel is a form of glass and used very finely ground to apply […]

Beginners Guide to Enamelling

For anyone interested in learning to enamel I can highly recommend this book by Dorothy Cockrell. She is a longstanding member of the Guild of Enamellers and editor of the Guild’s quarterly journal. She writes in a very clear, no-nonsense style and this is a well illustrated book, with plenty of projects to get you […]

May is Enamelling month

During the month of May some members of the Guild of Enamellers will be running classes and workshops. Many of these will be suitable for beginners – now is your time to try this absorbing craft! For details of my classes go to my website or email

Images into Enamel with Tilly Wilkinson

Coming soon, limited places left – book now **Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th July 2012 I am very excited to announce a Special Two Day Enamelling workshop with Guest Tutor Tilly Wilkinson here in my studio in Glaisdale. Tilly was formerly an Art and Design teacher but has now been enamelling for quite a […]

Enamel leaf earrings

Today I have been in the studio finishing a small batch of enamelled silver jewellery. These tiny leaves are part of one of my collections of jewellery, a range that includes three different sizes of pendants and stud earrings as well as these beautiful tiny leaf drop earrings. They are very lightweight and easy to […]

New Class dates for 2012

Wednesday 25th April 2012 Introduction to Art Clay Silver £125 Friday 27th April 2012 Silver clay ring making £140 Monday 30th April 2012 Hollow beads in metal clay £140 Saturday 5th May 2012 Enamelling £140 Wednesday 9th May 2012 Enamelling on art clay silver £140 Thursday 10th May 2012 Enamelling £140 Saturday 12th May – […]