Category Archives: Enamelling

Adding colour to metal is our favourite thing to do at our studio, enamelling is at the top of the list!

Skill & Creativity from Ken Bova’s Students

Ken Bova Handbook - Page 65 Patinas

You know how ‘they’ will tell you not to spend to much time on Facebook etc? Well, let me tell you it is not always a waste of time! I’ve got to know some amazing people and had some interesting conversations, even though I’ve never met them in person…. yet… One of these people I…

Setting enamels and finishing off

Copper-ring-dimpled-firescale-enamel

We’ve been having a lot of fun over the past few months, ¬†mainly opaque enamels on copper. This is as close as you can get to ‘Instant Gratification’ simple shapes and a willingness to play by the students, made for the most enjoyable series of classes for all of us! I love all kinds of…

Week 2 Enamel Palette – Soft Colors

Enameling - Soft color palette

  This week I wanted a slightly different, softer color palette. Enamels can be any color, too many to choose from! Pinks are in the more expensive range of enamels, and they can be a problem if you’re working on silver. Using a layer of flux underneath these colors can help there. I think it’s…

More Converts to Enameling on Copper!

Blue-White-enamel pendant

Week 2 This week’s class focussed on stencilled enamels. We used all kind of stencils, from hand-cut paper, ¬†pierced metal, to found objects. More work got done this week and there was a great spirit of adventure and experimentation all night! I’m not sure I should get paid to teach this class, it is way…

My new enamelling course started this week!

Enameling Kiln

My love for enamelling is greater in winter than it is in summer. Copper enamelling is the focus of this class, great things can come out of working with inexpensive materials and a commitment to experiment. Copper and Opaque enamels are fun, can be very colourful, or muted, the thing is to just play and see what comes out, then plan ahead and use what you’ve done in a more ‘designed’ piece.