june, 2023

26jun(jun 26)9:00 am30(jun 30)4:00 pmCatherine LargeExplorations in Enamel9:00 am - 4:00 pm (30)

Event Details

Level: All 18+

Estimated Materials Cost: $50 -$150

Workshop Outline

Come to this course ready to experiment and explore. It introduces students to some of the fundamentals of the vitreous enamelling process using opaque and transparent enamels on copper sheet, foil and mesh, as well as silver. While emphasis will be on kiln fired enamel there will be an opportunity to try torch fired enamelling. Students will experiment and develop skills through the production of a series of samples and are encouraged to bring examples of work as a starting point to discuss ideas.

Simple setting methods suitable for enamel will be discussed, as well as other techniques used to incorporate enamel as a highlight into jewellery works. As the course emphasis is on exploration, you may end up with lots of test pieces, rather than a finished item.

Catherine Large is a contemporary jeweller and metalsmith based in Brisbane, Queensland. She has a Masters of Visual Art and teaches in Jewellery and Small Objects QCA, Griffith University and at the Brisbane Institute of Art.

Catherine draws on her experiences of travel and the nature of ‘stuff’ to inform her work in jewellery, objects and flatware. Enamel and re-use of materials feature in her work. Catherine has been the recipient of a number of grants and she regularly exhibits her work in exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her work is held in both public and private collections.


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM