Central Scotland School Of JewelleryCentral Scotland

Private Class – Enamelling on Silver March 7/8, 2020

This is a private class – please do not book this class unless you have received an invitation. Any other bookings will not be honoured. 


Join us in a relaxed and friendly workshop where you will learn the art on enamelling on silver. This workshop is suitable for those with at least a little silverwork experience but no previous enamelling is required.

We shall discuss designing and making silver pieces for enamelling but as this is an introductory class we plan to work on small pieces of flat sterling silver. Students should bring 2-3 sterling silver pieces approximately 2-3 cm square (or diameter for circles) made from a thickness of between 0.9 – 1.2mm. If these are to be made into a pendant or earrings a hole should be drilled in them before the workshop. The plan is to make a pendant on the Saturday and another pendant or earrings on the Sunday.

The class will cover:

· use and control of the kiln and safety precautions

· how to prepare and clean the silver

· how to grind and wet-lay transparent enamels on the silver

· adding silver balls or wire for decoration ( we shall discuss more advanced techniques such as cloisonne)

· finishing and polishing

Enamels and most equipment will be provided.


Items to bring:

· Packed lunch

· Pen/pencil and notebook

· Silver pieces (see above)

· Round bladed knife / small palette knife / small spatula

· Small clean jar for water

· An apron or wear old clothes. Please wear shoes (not sandals) that will protect your feet just in case you should drop anything on them.

The following would also be useful if you already have them: (labelled with your name!)

· Fine tweezers

· Small scissors

· Fine water-colour paint brush

· Large flat file, cut 2 (medium)


If preferred silver blanks can be bought from Cookson:

fine silver framed pendant blanks: oval (YTP079)

round (YTP 081)

square (YTP083)

sterling silver round discs, 25mm, with hole (NVJ573)

sterling silver round discs, 20mm, with hole (NVJ572X) – packs of 3 discs

Saturday & Sunday 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM with a break for lunch. Lunch is not provided but there will be plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits.


Private Class – Enamelling on Silver March 7/8, 2020


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