Cloisonné enamel jewellery

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!

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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.

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Some students used fine brushes and others used plastic tool picks to apply the enamels.

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Here are all the pieces made in the day

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It was difficult to show all the work together – so here are individual sets of work

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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)

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Shirley’s vibrant pieces

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Anne’s work (and Anne was wearing her lovely silver clay ring she made in a class with me a few weeks ago)

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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