Enamelling on Precious Metals - SOLD OUT


Silversmithing Workshop, The Goldsmiths' Centre


01-Feb-18 to 02-Feb-18

Opening Hours:

10am – 4.30pm, £249

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Enamelling enables you to add vibrant colour to precious metals. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience in enamelling, this short course will help you to learn the basic techniques or improve your skills to create personal designs.

Over two days receive expert tuition from experienced enameller Joan Mackarell in the techniques of cloisonné, champlevé, plique-à-jour and the use of foils. You will also be shown examples of a more contemporary approach to enamel including wet process enamels, etching, riso screens and ceramic transfers.

Joan Mackarell completed her first degree in textiles before retraining at Sir John Cass metalwork department in jewellery and enamel and where she taught as a part-time senior lecturer for many years. She is a founder member of British Society of Enamellers and has been the Director of Studio Fusion Gallery for the last 20 years where her work can be seen. She has work published in numerous books on enamel and jewellery, both in the US and the UK.

What to bring to the course

The Goldsmiths’ Centre will provide copper and a piece of sterling silver sheet, enamels and related materials.  The tutor will supply silver stampings for sale during the course (optional).

Please wear protective clothing or clothing you do not mind getting dirty e.g. apron, and closed toe shoes.

All materials required for the course will be provided as part of the ticket price, however you may also wish to bring the following items (optional)

  • Any previous enamel work that you wish to discuss.
  • Resource material for your personal design ideas.
  • Fine paint brush, small sharp scissors, fine pointed tweezers.
  • Toolbox if you have one including gravers if you want to learn engraving for texture.
  • Coloured pencils, drawing materials, sketch books.

Do you issue refunds?

Unfortunately we cannot issue any refunds for cancellations made by ticket holders. We reserve the right to alter our advertised arrangements for events and courses, and to cancel an event, course or exhibition without notice. If this occurs and you have purchased a ticket for an event, a course or exhibition we will where possible offer you an exchange or refund of your ticket(s).

Can I purchase a ticket at the box office or on the day?

If there are spaces available you can book on the day, but if we are full, then you cannot. If you wish to check availability of ticket sales, then please check our website, call 020 7566 7650 or email boxoffice@goldsmiths-centre.org

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Will I be filmed or photographed during an event, course or visit to an exhibition?   

Occasionally, we may, or we may authorise a third party to, carry out filming, photography and/or sound recordings at the Goldsmiths’ Centre or an event. We will always let visitors know if filming or photography is taking place during their visit.

By purchasing your ticket, you agree (on your behalf or of any individuals that you have purchased tickets for) that we and any third party authorised by us may include you and those you have bought tickets for in such films, photographs and/or sounds recordings and may exploit such films, photographs and sound recordings in perpetuity in any format whatsoever without payment.