Andycraft Retreats


To join this workshop you don't need any experience as we will start from scratch. During the three days of the workshop you will have ample time to get to grips with enamelling on copper.  We will also look at the process of piercing unique shapes from copper, use enamels (both dry and wet), and also investigate the use of the kiln as well as consider health and safety precautions.

 Day 1

The first day will be spent having fun working with supplied copper shapes, enamel powders, frits and threads.  We'll go step by step through some basic enamelling techniques, and also learn how to use the pendant drill to make holes where necessary.

Day 2

We will further develop our skills on the second day by trying techniques such as scraffito, stencilling and scrolling.  You will be able to pierce (using a jeweller's saw) unique shapes from copper sheet which you can then apply enamels to.  We will also look at counter-enamelling.

Day 3

On day three we will continue to investigate and develop our knowledge of enamelling techniques.  You can use painting enamels or try your hand at more complex techniques like Plique-à-jour.

A starter pack of copper shapes and copper sheet are included in the course fee. Enamels will be freely available to use during the workshop. Findings are available to purchase from the tutor. No tools are necessary but it may be useful to bring a sketch book and pencil and a set of basic jewellery pliers. It would also be a good idea to bring along with you some basic shape ideas for unique copper shapes you would like to make (simple outlines are best).

Do come and join us; learn a new skill, have some fun, and make a number of unique pieces of enamelled jewellery.

The cost of this course is between £450.00 and £475.00 depending on the accommodation chosen. This includes all materials needed for the course.

The course tutor is Mark Vardy

There are places available on this course.

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