New Mokume Gane

I have had a very busy few weeks.  One of the highlights has to be teaching the New Mokume Gane certification course to the very talented Lesley Messam.  This week we have had confirmation from Japan that she passed her exam.  Here are the pieces she made on the course and congratulations to Lesley and thanks for all the fun and friendship too!Image

I am planning to teach this in the Autumn, just need to sort out dates.  There will only be two or three places available, to ensure everyone gets adequate attention and that the tutor (me) is not overloaded!  I am also intending to run the course as two x two day sessions.  It is a very intensive four days and I would say that you have to be prepared to work very hard, especially at the sanding and polishing.  If you are interested then please contact me via the comments box (I won’t publish your comments).

Text series – Enamelled Jewellery

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I have recently been working on a new series of pieces of jewellery. These are enamel on silver and involve a combination of different techniques. I have created photopolymer printing plates with fragments of old text and in some of the piece you can clearly see words beneath the transparent enamels, on other pieces the text is not quite so apparent. This pendant is quite small, only 25mm x 17.5mm

Enamel leaf earrings

Today I have been in the studio finishing a small batch of enamelled silver jewellery.

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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 wear and I make them in a wide range of colours, shifting the tones I use with the seasons. They are precious little things and are inspired by the wild natural landscape around my studio where often a few leaves hang tenuously to their through the autumn and winter, moving in the wind and rain. I like the idea of translating movement into jewellery so these tremble prettily on their wires while they are being worn.

These will be on their way to Marisa Arna Jewellery in Essex but other colours are available together with matching pendants, contact Lynne is you are interested in purchasing some direct from her.

You could also book a one day course with Lynne and learn how to wet lay enamel and make your own unique piece of enamelled silver jewellery. For more details on courses see Lynne’s website or contact Lynne

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 – Keepsake Pendant at the Castle Museum, York (book via Castle Museum)

Tuesday 29th May to Friday 1st June 2012 Colour and metal clay £540 (or £140 for individual days) Four days designing and making colourful jewellery including adding patina, coloured pencil, resin and an introduction to enamel
Saturday 2nd June 2012 Introduction to Art Clay Silver £145
Saturday 9th June, Sunday 10th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2012 I will be taking part in North Yorkshire Open Studios. I will also be open during the week 11th to 14th June by appointment. During Open Studios I will be demonstrating a variety of techniques during the day, starting at 11am – including making unique silver jewellery using art clay silver.

Friday 22nd June 2012 Enamelling on silver at Artison, Masham book direct with Artison

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**Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th July 2012 Special Two Day Enamelling workshop with Guest Tutor Tilly Wilkinson, teaching Images into Enamel £150 per person for the weekend course – See separate post for more information. This is the first weekend of the Guild of Enamellers Exhibition at the Pannett Art Gallery in Whitby.
**Limited places available – advanced booking essential**

Saturday 21st July 2012 Embellish silver beads with enamel £170
Learn how to add wire patterns to the surface of silver beads and then add enamel, firing them in the electric kiln – to make your own special focal beads. (Handmade lamp-work glass beads will be available to purchase on the day to complete your own special necklace).

Plique a jour enamel in art clay silver with Lynne Glazzard £340
Saturday 28th July and Sunday 29th July 2012, a two day workshop. On the first day you will design and make silver earrings, learning the basic principles of design for plique a jour enamel and firing and finishing them ready for the second day. On day two you will learn to prepare the enamel and to apply it, firing and gradually building up the cells until they are filled. You will then give the pieces a final finish and add the findings ready to wear. The course includes small amounts of three enamel colours, enough to complete the project.

Saturday 11th August 2012 Make silver rings (traditional ring making) £170
Sunday 12th August 2012 Introduction to enamelling on silver £170

Saturday 8th September 2012 Introduction to Art Clay Silver £145

Cloisonne enamel on art clay silver with Lynne Glazzard £350
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 2012, a two day workshop. On the first day you will design and make a silver pendant, learning about design for enamel.
On the second day you will prepare and apply wire patterns followed by thin layers of enamel, firing each layer in turn. You will then learn methods for finishing the piece to a high standard. The course includes small amounts of enamel, enough to complete the project.

Glass and art clay silver combination beads with Lynne Glazzard £360
Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November 2012 – two day workshop. On the first day you will learn to apply a variety of art clay silver products to the surface of glass beads before firing and annealing them in the kiln. On day two you will make some art clay silver beads to complement the glass beads before finishing them all to a high standard. Some glass beads are included in the course fee but not the art clay silver. A detailed materials list will be supplied in advance but you will need approximately 20g Art Clay 650; 10g Syringe type, Art Clay Silver Overlay paste

Other dates by arrangement. Booking essential


Art Clay Level 1 and Level 2 certification – These are four day courses following the syllabus set by the Aida Corporation (manufacturers of Art Clay Silver) at Level 1 seven projects are made over the four day period, including rings, earrings, pendants and a brooch. The course fee includes the materials to make the seven projects and the use of tools and equipment. The projects are assessed and if completed successfully an application for the certificate will be made to the Art Clay UK Guild. If any of the projects are unsuccessful then arrangements can be made to ‘remake’ them at additional cost to the student. Prices are dependant upon the projects selected and dates are available by arrangement

Terms and conditions 50% deposit required to confirm a place, balance payable by cheque or cash 7 days prior to the first day of the class.

7 days notice of cancellation of a booking is required so that we can resell the workshop place.
In the event of cancellation more than 7 days before the class the deposit can be carried over to another mutually convenient date.
Cancellation by the student less than 7 days prior to a workshop will result in forfeit of your deposit and course fee
Each class has a maximum number of places available and a minimum number before it can run. If we have to cancel a workshop we will give as much notice as possible and a place will be offered for an alternative workshop at a future date. Refunds will be given in the event of tutor illness or insufficient numbers booked for a workshop.
We reserve the rights to vary these terms and conditions at any time.

The studio is based in the beautiful village of Glaisdale approximately 12 miles from Whitby on the North Yorkshire Moors.

About Lynne

Lynne Glazzard is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher of jewellery making, metal clay, art clay silver and enamelling. She has an MA in design and is a qualified Senior Art Clay Instructor. She has achieved Masters Registry Level 1 for her own work.

Lynne has exhibited work in the UK, Japan, USA and the Netherlands. She is a member of the Guild of Enamellers and Ryedale Artworks

Spend a day in her beautiful studio in North Yorkshire and make your own unique piece of jewellery – dates for 2012 now available.

For special Masterclasses and more information
see http://metal-clay.co

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