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Tilly Wilkinson (Enamelling)

  • Enameller from the Wirral
  • a past Chair of the Guild of Enamellers holds CGE status and is currently the regional representative for the North West of England and North Wales

 

Enamels often react with the metal they are fired onto, producing unexpected colours and effects. Whilst this is a stumbling block for the beginner it is one of the characteristics that Tilly loves about enamel. To use enamel well requires experience and knowledge of the likely effects that can be achieved if the enamel is fired for different times and at different temperatures.

Tilly has spent the last twenty years experimenting with different enamelling techniques and produces a range of items from wall pieces to 3 dimensional work, jewellery and bowls. Her current work has a narrative element to it and is illustrative of the comings and goings of the wildlife in her own garden and in the wider landscape around her.

 

Tilly has taken the place of the wonderful Dorothy Cockerell (on her recommendation). Dorothy has now retired from the long journey to her Higham courses, but is continuing in her home city of Edinburgh. We welcome Tilly to the Higham community.

January 2022

ENAMELLING WEEKEND

Friday January 21, 2022 at 18:30 to Sunday January 23, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work on copper, silver, or steel, make enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Skills include: enamel application, kiln use, control and safety, foils, stencils, sgraffito and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners welcome. Materials purchasable from Tutor (£5-£20 dependent upon project). NEW TUTOR: Tilly Wilkinson (Dorothy Cockrell has now retired) (Wirral www.highamhall.com/tilly-wilkinson) Residential: £252 Non-residential: £182 ENAMELLING WEEK follows

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ENAMELLING WEEK

Sunday January 23, 2022 at 18:30 to Friday January 28, 2022 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Four full days for time-consuming techniques (painted enamels, advanced cloisonne, plique a jour). Work on copper, silver, or pre-prepared steel; making enamel jewellery, small panels, bowls, or kiln-fired beads. Some experimental techniques may be tried; such as raku firing, torch firing and marbled enamels. Beginners, or more experienced. Materials purchasable from Tutor (£5-£30 dependent upon project). NEW TUTOR: Tilly Wilkinson (Dorothy Cockrell has now retired) (Wirral www.highamhall.com/tilly-wilkinson) Residential: £545 Non-residential: £380 A WEEKEND precedes

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