Katie Sanderson is a practising enamel artist living in Nottinghamshire. After first being introduced to enamelling through her mum, it soon became something she loved and still finds incredibly satisfying. Every time a piece goes in the kiln she knows that once it's out and cooling there will be a different result every time.
Katie's inspirations are broad. She often picks up leaves, stones or photographs flowers for their colours and textures but she is always on the lookout for anything that provides inspiration for a new combination of colour and texture.
Katie’s work uses many of the different enamelling methods but in this class the focus will be on enamelling using opaque enamels on copper.
Enamelling can be incredibly unpredictable yet also an art form that with time and experience you can learn its patterns, its tricks, how temperatures play a huge part, how depths of enamel change the outcome, how one method can interact with another.
All our workshops have been developed to provide a quiet day of creativity and gentle tuition and with this class you can really relax, and may be surprised at how immersed you can get in this art form.
This class is suitable for complete beginners or those who have dabbled and would like to further their experience.
During the day we aim for you to complete several pieces these may be enamel jewellery or plaques plus some sample pieces as you first practice the techniques. With step-by-step guidance and tuition Katie will demonstrate each stage as you progress, and offer one-to-one guidance where appropriate.
The course focus is always on fun and friendly creativity with lots of personal tuition from an experienced enamel artist.
FOOD: Hot and cold refreshments will be provided throughout the day and you are welcome to bring your own lunch to the workshop. Alternatively the shop is situated next to the wonderful Mulberry Tree Cafe where you can purchase delicious food at reasonable prices.
The course costs £55.00 to include materials.
Some students find they have time to work on additional pieces and materials for that can be purchased on the day.
A £10.00 deposit will secure your place and class sizes will be limited to 6 people so get in touch soon to book your place.
If you have attended one of these workshops previously then you will be eligible for a 10% discount on this course