Big Make: Enamelling

Big Make: Enamelling Big Make: Enamelling Big Make: Enamelling

Wednesday 05 June 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Drop in - join in anytime between 1.30-4pm

Explore the process of enamelling and its historical context with artist and metal worker, Helen Carnac. Helen will show the basic principles and methods of fusing vitreous enamel, also known as porcelain enamel, to metal and teach participants how to try the techniques themselves, as well as firing pieces on the spot to about 800 °C to produce a smooth, durable enamel coating. The word 'enamel' comes from the Latin vitreum, meaning "glassy".'

Our 'Big Make' sessions are open to all members and teach skills from our specialist masterclasses in a more casual drop-in setting during Makespace opening hours. In this Big Make session engineer and member Jakub Zalesak will explore circuitry through 'aircircuits' and teach common circuit building techniques. Using hand outs and practical teaching as and when required, members can join the Big Make table whenever they want to and build circuits for as long as they would like to, using materials provided and selected by Jakub. If you use spectacles to see up close, don't forget them for this drop-in!

Helen Carnac is an artist, maker and curator who lives and works in London. Setting up her studio in the early 1990‘s, Helen develops projects using design methodologies that are rooted in an acute awareness of physical location, place and working practices.

Image of Helen credit: Helen Carnac

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