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13.01.23 - Enamelling Taster Session

Learn enamelling in Knowle, Solihull with Melissa Keskinkilinc

  • Ended
  • 40 British pounds
  • Melissa's Melting Pot

Service Description

Join us for a 2 hour taster session in Enamelling with Melissa Keskinkilinc at her home studio in Knowle, Solihull. Enamelling is the art of fusing glass onto metal using a kiln. We will be exploring this, learning how to fuse the enamel powder on to copper to create a glossy glass surface. You do not need any experience to book a place on the workshop and will be experimenting with simple techniques to create a small picture or piece of jewellery. You will learn the basics of enamelling, in a step by step manner. In the course we will cover the following aspects: Health and safety of enamelling.  Preparation of the copper for enamelling Applying counter enamel onto the back of your piece. Creating samples of the colours that you may want to use in your pieces Applying different types of enamel (Transparent and Opaque). Use of decorative media (millefiori, frit, copper wire, glass threads). Surface design using techniques such as stencils, sgruffito, sifting etc. Included within the price is: One copper blank that you will be able to make into a picture or piece of jewellery. Use of all tools and equipment e.g. kiln, firing forks, enamel powders in a range of colours, decorative media etc. 
  Tuition on Enamelling with Melissa Keskinkilinc.
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Contact Details

  • Melissa's Melting Pot, 82 Barcheston Road, Knowle, Solihull, UK


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