Painted Enamel Workshop


On the 13th July 2008, I was privileged to be invited by Tilly Wilkinson co/ The Guild of Enamellers to work with the students of Merchant Taylors' Boys School on their painted enamel project. The students worked on images inspired by The Klimt Exhibition at the Tate Gallery Liverpool. Isolated sections of photocopied Klimt paintings provided an ideal subject with which to learn the process of enamel painting.

Students prepared and worked on small enamelled copper discs following through the stages of the technique.It was interesting to see a mix of approaches to the project - particularly, I thought, the use of a mobile phone image to work from was inspirational ! - the combination of an old technique with new technology was a great twist ! With the aid of pixels and paint there was the translation of one miniature view to another !