In the Studio Jewellery School are delighted to announce that we are, at long last, moving our school to Alicante in Spain. Some of our old students have been aware for some time that this was going to happen and have already said they cannot wait to join us in the sun. So please bear with us while we organise the new courses and dates.
We expect the new course dates to be online and ready to book by the end of January and all those that are on out lists will be informed as soon as we have them. We intend that the first courses will take place in the middle to end of March when the weather will be better for those who do not like it too hot.
All our lecturers have agreed to fly out to Spain to continue teaching their wonderful skills to old and new students, in fact they are looking forward to it.
The courses will be slightly shorter days therefore enabling the possibility of family and friends to also enjoy some of your company should they want to join you. We have already been contacted by a company who are organising trips to bodegas and sightseeing should any students and friends want to join in with other things. Our intension is that all should leave with our usual high standard of skills learnt but also have a wonderful experience.
We won’t be able to offer the accommodation anymore but we have already made contacts in the area with people who will let rooms from 15 euros per night per person and will drive them to and from the school for the courses. We will be looking at more options for students as soon as we can. The closest beach of Guardamar is 15 minutes drive from us and Torrevieja 20 minutes, so if it’s a beach you are looking for it’s not far. Alicante airport is about 20 minutes away, we are located down a quiet country lane but close to villages and towns, nothing too far away.
We are hoping to have the course dates up and ready to book by the end of January with the courses starting middle to end of March.
Thank you all for your kind wishes on our facebook page, we really do appreciate them.
A very happy seasonal greeting to you all and a great New Year.
Enamelling allows you to add colour to jewellery, with a beautiful glass-like finish.
A fun course, suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced jewellers.
Students will enamel between 5 to 9 pieces, depending on the individual, and will come away with a thorough understanding of all the different types of enamelling methods used in jewellery making.
The enamelling process can be applied to all precious metals such as Copper, Silver and Gold jewellery making techniques, opening up a whole new world of creative possibilities for jewellery makers.
Teresa Speer holds a BA (hons) in Jewellery. A qualified teacher, Teresa has been in the jewellery trade for over a quarter of a century, and has been teaching jewellery making for over 18 years.
The course is limited to six places to ensure that there is a good student to teacher ratio, however this does mean that places are limited and as such students are advised to book early to ensure a place on the course.
During the first day of the course you will:
Prepare the enamels by grinding the powders.
Create a wet lay enamel, which allows you to test the colours you have chosen.
Create enamire wires for cloisonné work.
Create cloisonné pieces.
Prepare copper shim for an added enamelled decorative work.
On the second day you will:
Learn how to use painting enamels
Produce a beautiful painted enamel piece
How to prepare enamels for the enamelling process
Using enamel with doisonne wires
How to wet lay enamels
How to dry fire enamels
How to use and apply painting enamels
Students generally create between five to nine enamelled pieces using a variety of techniques
All the enamelling supplies you will need are provided for £30. This includes cloisonné wires, copper blanks and enamels.
While copper is provided for free, both sterling silver and fine silver are available for purchase, should you prefer.