July 6, 2012 1 Comment
I have spent a fantastic and very tiring few days with good friends and fellow members of the Guild of Enamellers setting up an exhibition at the Pannett Gallery in Whitby. It includes work from members all over the country, Glasgow to Hastings, the Wirral to Whitby and the official opening takes place on Friday 6th July 2012 at 7pm. Please leave a comment if you would like an invitation.
The exhibition is open 9.30 to 4.30 daily (closed Mondays) and runs until Sunday 12 August 2012.
There will be a number of enamelling workshops running in conjunction with the exhibition, some in my studio a out 12 miles from Whitby and others in the Museum (adjoining the gallery). It is essential to book in advance as limited places are available each day. For more information email me
The up and coming class with Tilly Wilkinson is full but if you would like to do this please get in touch. If there is enough interest there is a chance we could run this again.
**Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th July 2012 Special Two Day Enamelling workshop with Guest Tutor Tilly Wilkinson
While the Guild of Enamellers Exhibition is on at the Pannett Art Gallery in Whitby
Images into enamel with Tilly Wilkinson
Enamelling on copper and steel using riso screens. Learn how to make your own silk screens to produce a range of images, either from existing illustrations/ photographs or from your own drawings. Produce colourful and beautiful wall panels from these images on either copper or steel. Suitable for those who are new to enamelling or those with some enamelling experience. A range of ready made screens will also be available for you to use. There will be a charge for copper and steel used during the course. The maximum size of copper or steel will be 100mm x 100mm, smaller pieces will be available. Riso screen material will be charged at £3.50 per A4 sheet. Enamels and equipment are included in the course fee.
Course fee £150 per person for the weekend
21st July 2012 Introduction to Enamelling in the round – Embellish silver beads £170
28th and 29th July 2012 Plique a jour enamel with art clay silver £340 two day course On the first day you will design and make silver earrings, learning the basic principles of design for plique a jour enamel and firing and finishing them ready for the second day. On day two you will learn to prepare the enamel and to apply it, firing and gradually building up the cells until they are filled. You will then give the pieces a final finish and add the findings ready to wear. The course includes small amounts of three enamel colours, enough to complete the project.
The following two introductory courses are great value – perfect opportunity to try out enamelling!
Tuesday 7th August Introduction to cloisonné enamelling at Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby -
£55 per person
Saturday 11th August 2012 Introduction to enamelling on copper at Pannett Art Gallery with Tilly Wilkinson – £55 per person
Book through the Pannett Art Gallery – telephone 01947 600933 (payment is required at the time of booking).
I also run metal clay classes, here are a few dates –
Saturday 18th August 2012 Introduction to Art Clay Silver £145
Saturday 8th September 2012 Introduction to Art Clay Silver £145
Saturday 22nd September 2012 Introduction to Art Clay Silver £145
There are plenty of other dates available – please email me if you would like to arrange something.