Jewellery Enamelling with Sally Laing
Class Name: Jewellery Enamelling with Sally Laing
Class Dates: 18 - 22 January 2021
Tutor: Sally Laing
Sally Laing is an experienced jewellery and enamel artist and teacher. She has exhibited widely in New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Sally has taught privately, in tertiary institutions and schools for many years and offers her experience generously in a fun, organised manner.
Class Size: 14 (max number of students)
This is an introduction to or an opportunity to develop more skills in the art and craft of vitreous enamelling. Vitreous (glass) enamel is a type of glass fired to metal using high temperatures in a kiln or using a gas torch. There are many different techniques which will be covered, with the possibility for each student to develop their own creative process using enamel on metal. The class is suitable for complete beginners or experts wanting to develop their practice.
Students will take a range of small test pieces where new ideas are tested, and then each will develop pieces that can be made into more complex items of jewellery. It will be up to each individual to work with Sally to achieve their goals. Enamel can be applied to 2D and 3D forms and range from simple pendants to complex pieces.
What materials will be needed?
Bring a sketch pad and drawing materials, a box to store pieces and images of favourite subject material/ideas. Most importantly, bring a small watercolour paintbrush with a good point (0, 00) size, and apron, covered shoes, glasses if worn. Oh! And lunch ;)
A basic set of enamels will be provided as part of your class fee. Should you need extra during the week, additional enamels will be available for you to purchase from your tutor.