Home‎ > ‎

About...

How I Started Enamelling

Working as a freelance IT trainer for many years I wanted to try something new and different.
Poppy Bookmark or Decoration CLE
Although I loved my job, I also loved arts and crafts. I attended a summer school for beginners silver jewellery at a local Adult Ed college.  The tutor also taught enamelling and so gave it a go.

It took quite a while for me to get to grips with firing and I confess, was on the brink of giving up. Then one firing right at the end of the day went perfectly. So it all started from that one firing. I gained my City and Guilds L2 in 2008 and in 2012 was awarded Associate Craftsman of The Guild of Enamellers.

Enamelling is absorbing and it's easy to lose track of time when you are working on a piece. There are many different techqunies both traditional and contemporary, sometimes you end up with unspected results but very pleasing none the less. I have a teeny studio at home and love the learning process. I display my work local fairs in South-East England [see my Events page for details].

The images below show where it all happens

 

New Studio - at last!
 
One of my work views
Nice view for inspiration or day dreaming
 Inside studio 1
Lots of storage - need to streamline
 

The workstation