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Sharon Ford (Enameled Beads)

  • based in Cambridge where she has two studios, one for hot work and one for cold restoration (gold leafing and stringing).
  • worked as a restorer for over 30 years for the Arts market.
  • also an expert in conservation and preservation of items too fragile for conventional restoration, using both traditional and modern techniques.

Enamelling has come to be Sharon’s overriding interest with a lot of experimental work being done in bead colours and formation. Inspiration comes from experimenting and finding something wonderful that can be used in the making of beautiful jewellery – something which students discover a passion for.

Sharon has taken over the Enameled Beads courses from the now-retied Janet Notman.

Higham is one of only a handful of  places offering residential Enameled Beading courses now, as genuine expert Tutors are very rare and we are doing our best to ensure these skills are passed on.


May 2019

TORCH-FIRED ENAMEL BEADS

May 31st at 18:30 to June 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Every bead is unique! Experiment with different effects and colours for exciting necklace and earrings, or just an unusual pendant. Thread professionally, use a variety of findings. Inspirational and fun for both existing beaders and newbies. NEW TUTOR: Sharon Ford (Cambridge www.highamhall.com/sharon-ford) Sharon has replaced Janet Notman (retired). Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311 inc. First bottle of gas. (Materials c£50 depending on what you choose)

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