Enamelling Workshop

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Enamelling Workshop

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Date(s) - 08/09/2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Rural Antics at Hanwell Wine Estate
Melton Road, Hickling Pastures,
Melton Mowbray,
LE14 3QG.

Event Description

Enamelling Workshop

Sunday 8th September 2019 | 9.30am – 3pm

Join us at our fabulous enamelling workshop this autumn season. What better way to spend a day than learning a new craft & making something handmade, all in the beautiful surroundings of Nottinghamshire’s finest vineyards, Hanwell Wine Estate.

You can make something beautiful for your home or as a gift for a friend or family member, a personal gift handcrafted by you.

Our talented tutor, Katie, will guide you through the process step by step and introduce you to enamelling on copper. Following demonstrations you will learn how to prepare the material, remove fire scale*, apply the enamel powders and work with glass chips, beads, roods and millefiori. When you have finished you will have created two pieces, these may include enamelled pendants, a pair of earrings or plaques. All ready to wear and show off the very same day.

All materials will be provided for you and your day includes a two-course homemade lunch served with a glass of local wine.

For safety we will only be using unleaded powdered enamels.

*Technical key word: Fire Scale – During the firing process bare copper is covered in ‘Fire Scale’ and ‘Fire Stain’, this is produced when the copper comes in contact with the heat and oxygen creating Cupric Oxide. 

Sample outline of the day

9.25am      Arrival with refreshments

9.30am   Introduction to the estate and your tutor

Safety briefing, theory of enamelling, demonstrations then get hands on!

10.30am    Refreshment break with snack

Continue creating

12.00pm  Lunch with local wine and a stroll into the vineyard if you like

12.45pm  Continue where you left off

1:45pm   Refreshment break with snack

Finishing touches

15:00     Depart with your fabulous creation

About our Enamel Artist tutor – Katie Sanderson

Based in Nottinghamshire Katie is an experienced enamel artist and business owner. Over the last 12 years she has honed her skills producing unique and bespoke work for many clients and galleries. Enamelling is an ancient craft, and once she mastered the techniques she used more experimental methods to establish her own area of enamelling. Now a specialist in turning any sketched idea into a piece of enamel work, Katie’s customers know that anything is possible, if she can draw it she can enamel it!

In recent years she has found great pleasure in sharing her experience and teaching this versatile and addictive craft.

Event Contact Information

Website Address: https://www.hanwellwine.co.uk/product/enamelling-workshop-sunday-8th-september-19/
Contact Telephone Number: 0194981393

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