Liquid Enamel Winter School

In 2024, get cosy and learn the art of Liquid Enamelling with us during our “Winter School” over four Wednesday evening classes.

During this fun and informative course, you will play with colour, paint with enamel, and learn how to use the kiln to create eye-catching wearables. 

Whether you are a total beginner looking for an enjoyable weekend experience, you are a seasoned jeweller or artist wanting to learn a new technique to add to your repertoire, or you already have some experience with liquid enamel and wish to hone your skills while accessing our kilns, this workshop is for you. 

Learn the technique, tips and tricks while creating samples to take back to your practice or create small jewellery pieces such as earrings or pendant charms. 

This is a fun workshop to do with a friend.

At A Glance

  • $380 inc GST
  • 4 x Wednesday evenings
  • Evening class | 6.30pm - 9.30pm
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I had a wonderful time at the Liquid Enamel Workshop. I had very little knowledge or experience as the teacher led us through the basics and quickly into the hands-on. She was always there to guide and assist when needed. The best part was the encouragement to experiment with our own ideas. I enjoyed it so much I have decided to get my own setup. I wish I lived in Sydney so I could attend more workshops. I recommend this course and group to anyone interested in exploring jewellery making.

Kim, Recent Student

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Liquid Enamel workshop is aimed at anyone interested in working with this type of enamel to add colour and texture to copper. 

Unlike powdered enamel, liquid enamel can be used in many novel ways. It can be painted, dripped, sgraffito, layered and ground back, textured and more. In this workshop, you can experiment with all these techniques, using liquid enamel alone and in conjunction with other materials. 

Over twelve hours, learn and practise this satisfying and beautiful technique. 

Your tutor, Linda Blair, is a recognised exhibiting contemporary jeweller who has used liquid enamel extensively in her practice for many years. Linda is a generous and knowledgeable instructor.


What To Expect

What You Learn

Weeks One and Two (Winter School)

How to use liquid enamel on copper, including the following techniques:

  • painting
  • dripping
  • grinding
  • effects with enamel crayons
  • Drawing on the enamel with a pencil to achieve an interesting effect.
  • Individual consultations with students about their projects and ideas

 

Weeks Two and Three (Winter School)

Continue working with techniques learned in the first half of the course and 

  • further investigate design possibilities incorporating the liquid enamel process
  • Learn to solder for liquid enamel work and firing enamelling solder joins
  • Saw piercing to create individual copper blanks for enamel.
  • Individual consultations with students about their progress and any issue

What You Make

  • A series of copper samples.
  • Samples that can be incorporated into earrings or pendant charms.
  • Your enamelling design projects with Linda’s support

 

Class Size

Small Class Size

To ensure that students have the best learning experience, this course has a small class size of 8 students. 

Practicalities

What is included

  • Access to 3 Kilns
  • Liquid enamels
  • All the consumables you need (i.e. saw blades, emery paper and drill bits) and all the hand tools and equipment you need to do your projects.
  • Enough of the following for sampling and the first project
    • Copper sheet 1mm for sampling 
    • Copper wire .7mm for sampling 
    • Earring or Pendant blanks  
    • Sterling silver earring wires  
  • Additional copper and silver sheet and wire for earring hooks, jump rings and so on, if required, can be purchased at a reasonable rate at SquarePeg.

 

  • A selection of teas, coffee and yummy biscuits.

What do you need to bring

  • A notebook and pen/pencil
  • If you have pieces of copper you would like to bring along to experiment with or pre-cut shapes to enamel, we recommend 1mm as the ideal thickness.
  • Round copper wire of 0.7mm diameter is also appropriate for experimentation.
  • Your ideas and creativity
  • Lunch if you are enrolled in the weekend workshop. We have a refrigerator, sandwich press, toaster and microwave.

Safety

  • We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg.
  • All students must wear enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back.
  • We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

Enrolment Details

  • Enrol below – you can secure your place on the spot!
  • Enrol early and take advantage of our payment by instalments option to spread the payments out over three payments. This option is offered at check out.
  • 40% deposit followed by a 30%  payment six weeks out from your course, and the final 30% payment three weeks ahead of the course start date.

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Please send us an email to register your interest and to go on a waitlist. mail@squarepegstudios.com.au

This was such a wonderful course. I had so much fun and learnt so many different things. Linda is the best teacher - I would go to anything she taught. Everyone in the group was so lovely too. Thank you SquarePeg Studios for a truly great day!

Tina

Our Tutors

Why choose a jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.

Linda Blair

Linda Blair studied Jewellery and Object design and Jewellery Manufacture at the Design Centre Enmore. Linda works with enamel and currently is creating pieces that replicate gems and gem set jewellery, replacing the stones with enamel. Many of these pieces are based on historic jewellery from the 16th to the 20th century. She is also interested in the addition of colour, line and texture to her work. Linda creates one off pieces, with no two pieces being the same.
Linda Blair Moth 2018 Linda Blair

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