Master-Classes

 COLOURING ALUMINIUM @ E174 WITH  LINDSAY MANN

Bubble Necklace: Alison Shreeve

Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October

More detail to follow

ENAMELLING @ E174 WITH JESSICA TURRELL

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November

<em>Field no.6</em><br />Brooch, vitreous enamel on etched copper, 2013<br />photo credit: James ChampionJessica Turrell ‘Field’ series 2014. Vitreous enamel on etched copper

‘Enamel – an opaque or semi-transparent glossy substance that is a type of glass, applied by vitrification (heat & fusion) to metallic or other hard surfaces for ornament or as a protective coating’. Oxford Dictionary of English.

Enamelling is a traditional technique that allows the application of colour to jewellery and silversmithing items.

Jessica Turrell’s work is known both Nationally and Internationally, with many of her pieces held in private and public collections. Whilst trained traditionally, over the years she has developed an experimental approach to enamel and has made it her own with exquisite & extraordinary results: Jessica has taught extensively and we are delighted to welcome her to the Studio to give a master-class in May.

Master-class detail

Dates & Times: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November. 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.

Fee: £250.00

Who is this for: those with some experience in working with metal. Please note that we can take a maximum of 6 students on a first come first served basis

What will I learn:

Day 1: ‘A traditional approach’. Basic introduction to techniques such as cloisonné, wet packing, use of foils and surface finishes – stoning, chemical etching and underfiring.

Day 2: ‘An experimental approach’. Will cover non-traditional techniques including sifting, use of stencils, adhesive mark-making and underfiring/overfiring.

With small numbers, both days will encourage you, through demonstrations and discussion to experiment and create a series of samples of your own.

Advice will be given through one-to-one and group discussions, resulting in a group ‘show & tell’ at the end of day 2.

What do I need to bring: a pencil, sketchbook and a range of soft brushes if you have them. A camera or phone camera will be useful in recording your samples – the Studio also has a camera that you can use. An apron would be useful and please ensure you come armed with a pair of sturdy shoes!

How much is it and what does it include:

The fee for the two days is £250.00.

This includes all materials and equipment required, (apart from silver, please see below), a light lunch on both days and refreshments throughout the day – tea, coffee, fruit juice, water – & plenty of biscuits! It is recommended that you work with sterling silver for the first days’ samples. You will need one piece of 3cms x 3cms x 0.9mm sheet. Recommended suppliers are Cooksons Precious Metals, click ‘bullion’ and then ‘silver sheet’ in the menu bar.

The main metal used will be copper, provided. If you anticipate wanting to work primarily with silver, please call or email to us to discuss your thoughts and we will advise.

Accomodation:

For those that might be traveling some distance, please contact us, we have a list of recommended local B&B’s and hotels

Payment:

Full payment will need to be received by Friday 10th November or contact Elizabeth to discuss alternative options. The Studio can receive payment by bank transfer, cheque or card in person

Cancellations & Refunds:

If you have to make a cancellation a full refund will be offered if notification is given atleast two weeks before the start date. After this period your payment can be transferred to another course. Should you cancel with less than 48 hours notice your payment will not be transferable.

Studio E174 reserves the right, in exceptional circumstances, to cancel any course at short notice, where upon a full refund will be given.

For all enquiries & bookings please email: Elizabeth at ecallinicos2002@hotmail.com or text ‘enamelling enquiry’ to 0751 2616827 and I will get straight back to you.

Visit www.jessicaturrell.co.uk or click on the image above for more information about Jessica’s work