This course is now fully booked.
This jewellery-making weekend focuses entirely on Vitreous Enamelling techniques. Vitreous Enamelling is an ancient art form which works by fusing powdered glass to copper and firing at high temperatures in a kiln. Using both opaque and transparent glass you will create some beautiful and unique pieces. Toni is also going to spend some time showing you how to add texture to metal and also how to cut simple designs from copper to enamel. On the second day we will turn to the technique of cloisonné, where you will learn how to use wire to create cloisons or cells to enamel into – with the option of adding silver leaf as a base. This technique will enable you to create a picture or pattern on your copper to make beautiful decorative items or jewellery. This class is suited to both beginners and those who have some enamelling experience – Toni will encourage you to expand your current knowledge by trying different techniques. Materials included.
Tutor: Toni Peers
Toni Peers has been teaching crafts at a variety of venues for over 15 years as part of her craft business called Curly Girly Crafts. She has achieved the level 3 Education and Training Award for teaching.
During lockdown Toni has completed level 1 to 3 of the Mitsubishi PMC Certification (silver clay) as well as the Camp PMC 101 qualification, she and she is now a PMC ® Instructor. Toni is also working towards an art therapy introduction certification as she has found art and good mental health to be natural partners. Toni has vast experience in running a variety of classes including, Encaustic Art, Enamelling, Felt Making, Flamework (making glass beads) and Silver Clay. Toni enjoys teaching tailored classes at her home studio as well as working with larger groups at venues such as Flatford Mill where students can take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings. Toni has been accepted into the Guild of Essex Craftsmen for her skills in Enamelling and Encaustic Art, she is also part of the Encaustic art teaching network and the Enameller’s Guild. Where possible Toni promotes being as eco-friendly as she can, using recycled silver (PMC and Art clay), lead-free enamels and FSC friendly card, tissues and packaging for her work. Her website is www.curly-girly.co.uk
Bring a friend!
If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.
Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.
Before You Attend
What to Bring
- Materials included.
- There will be an option to buy jewellery findings if required.