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Traditional Enamelling

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In 10 lessons, this in depth course will provide you with all the necessary skills to begin enamelling like a pro. We will cover everything from grinding and application to polishing and lapping vitreous (glass) enamel, this will create a strong foundation for my upcoming champlevé and cloisonné courses. Even if you are familiar with enamelling I recommend taking this course, the traditional style adopted has been passed down generations from old masters, I was directly taught by master enameller and engraver Phil Barnes and cloisonné specialist Fred Rich. In these lessons we are aiming for crystal clear, vibrant, well blended enamel. We will only be working with transparent enamel, this is more difficult than opaque enamel but when applied correctly you can get jewel-like, glittering results.

I suggest starting with some basic jewellery skills, so that you can create pieces to enamel. These courses only cover kiln firing as this will garner the best results, but if you want to try torch firing then the rest of what is taught will still apply, so feel free to experiment.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Choosing metal for enamelling
  • Preparing metal correctly
  • Shaping and texturing metal for enamelling
  • Making the perfect silver blank
  • Choosing, washing and grinding enamel
  • Applying enamel
  • Blending and layering enamel a number of ways
  • Firing
  • Making colour testers
  • Grinding the enamel smooth
  • Lapping and polishing enamel to a professional finish
  • Final follow along project combining all the previous skills

Course Content

What Is Enamel?

  • Lesson

Set Up Your Enamelling Workspace

Choosing Metal For Enamelling

Texturing And Shaping Silver Blanks

Grind And Wash Enamel

Applying Enamel And Firing

Silver Colour Tester

Blending And Layering

Finish, Grind And Lap

Complete An Enamelling Project

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8 months ago
This course was great-- the descriptions and videos were very clear.
2 years ago
Very informative