Week 43 part 2

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Another workshop at Precious Metal Workshop in Edinburgh. This time on enamel – not as easy as it seems. We did test pieces on pre cut samples. I started a final cloisonne piece based on my Isle of May medal project, but only got as far as sinking the wires (and counter enamelling the piece)

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week 42 day 3

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Today, a masterclass on spinning – which is metal latheing – we took a metal disc  and pressed it against a wood former that was the right shape for the lid of our pot. It took a few moments to achieve what would take hours to raise. It takes years to be a master spinner, but we got an insight into the process (so I can talk to a commercial spinner and have an idea of what is possible).