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Corrugation for Enamels with Jill Leventon


20th & 21st April 2024

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Corrugation for Enamels with Jill Leventon
20th & 21st April 2024

Level: Intermediate

Join Silversmith Jill Leventon for a weekend of corrugation for enamels, combining structural and textural metalworking with colourful enamelling. Corrugation, or micro-folding involves creating small undulations or corrugations in thin sheets of metal. As well as a decorative effect, the process creates strength in thin sheets of metal, making it an economical way to create sculptural and larger-scale pieces of jewellery. Using simple hand tools and a corrugating roller you will learn to add pleats, folds, and smocking to your designs and how to create lightweight hollow bead forms. This workshop is suitable for those with some previous workshop experience who would like to add to their repertoire of jewellery-making skills. Enamel experience is not required.

Day 1 – There will be lots of practical demonstrations on how to achieve different corrugation effects, as well as explanations of suitable types and thicknesses of metal. There will be plenty of time to experiment with the different effects and shapes you can achieve by further manipulating the corrugated metal using hand tools, press forming and using the rolling mill. By the end of the day, you will have a selection of suitable copper forms to enamel on day two.

Day 2 – On Sunday you will explore the effects of both transparent and opaque enamels when layered with different corrugated textures and forms.

Your Tutor: Jill Leventon has her workshop in Shrewsbury where she teaches enamelling and various metal-forming techniques.  She came to corrugation through enamelling, and now combines the two techniques, along with fold forming and using the hydraulic press.  She teaches both enamelling and corrugation at workshops around the country.

What to bring

  • We’ll provide everything you’ll need for your Corrugation For Enamel workshop including tools and copper.
  • Leather gloves are essential for this workshop – we will provide some but you may wish to bring your own. Old driving gloves are ideal
  • Please bring along glasses if you need them
  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a studio environment including closed-toe shoes. Why not order yourself a CSSJ apron to make you feel right at home in your workshop?
  • If you have long hair please wear it up
  • If you are the type of person who prefers to arm yourself with some knowledge ahead of time then we have prepared a Pinterest page filled with jewellery-making information and inspiration just for you!
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied, bring your own lunch to eat in the studio on Saturday or we can advise you of nearby places to eat
  • Please note that due to health and safety regulations regarding enamel powders, food and drink are not permitted in the studio on Sunday

Course Info

Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm with a short break for lunch
Sunday: 11 am – 4.30 pm with a short break for lunch

Central Scotland School of Jewellery, Craft Central, High Street, Dunblane

**Please note: classes may be cancelled due to events outside of our control or lack of attendees. If this occurs you will be notified before the class is due to commence and offered a choice between a replacement class or a full refund of your fees**




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