Cambridge Art Makers | Short Courses

Our enamelling courses are getting increasingly popular and we are delighted that Sheila is regularly able to join us and teach courses from beginner to more advanced enamelling techniques.

Explore and play with the art of enamelling. Wash and grind your own enamel colours, play with wires and metal leaf and create beautiful, delicate and bold pieces. Expand your knowledge of how to incorporate enamel as a decorative feature in your jewellery or small scale silver objects. Gain confidence with colour and explore more complex methods of creating pattern, shape and colour into metal work.

Check the individual course details for specific information on each course.

Ability levels are specific to each course, check you choose the right one for you.

All materials are provided. Kilns go off half and hour before the end of the class for cooling and tidy up time.

Enamelling courses currently offered:

  • Enamelling Taster Day | 1 day | 10.00-17.00 | £70
  • Intermediate Enamelling | 3 days | 10.00 – 16.00 each day | £190

We are always looking to add more courses. Email us if there is a course you wouldn’t miss for the world!


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Tutor | Sheila McDonald

Sheila originally studied Textile Design at the Glasgow School of Art before being drawn towards Silversmithing and Jewellery Design. After completing an M.A. in Jewellery Design at the Royal College of Art in London, Sheila now lives and works in Norfolk. Sheila has been a practicing jeweller and enameler for many  years and is a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company and is also a short course tutor at West Dean College, Chichester.

View Sheila’s website here.

Sheila McDonald Enamelling with Cambridge Art Makers

Location | 6 Lintech Court, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4XN, ENGLAND

Transport | The workshop is a few miles south of Cambridge city and can be reached by the route 13 buses. Follow the signs to Linton Zoo!

Participant Guidelines | Please read our participant guidelines which can be found here

Covid-19 Guidelines | Please read our covid-19 guidelines which can be found here

Access | Please note that our kitchen and toilets are on the first floor up 1 flight of stairs. If this is going to pose a problem for you please email us at cambridgeartmakers@gmail.com

Booking | Your reservation on a course is not complete until payment has been received.

Photos | We may take pictures during classes which may be used on our social media feeds and later in publicity. If you wish not to be in photographs please let the tutor and staff know at the start of the class.

Questions | if you have any questions or comments please email cambridgeartmakers@gmail.com

Availability | No spaces left? Email us at cambridgeartmakers@gmail.com to go on the waiting list.

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“I am so glad that Sheila provided my introduction to Enamelling. There was a great atmosphere and Sheila was so professional in sharing her knowledge and skills with us and your workshop an ideal venue. I do so hope that there might be a followup “Revisited Course” as I am keen to do more now that the seed is sown.”

Intermediate Enamelling with Sheila McDonald, 2019

Other Upcoming Cambridge Art Makers’ Courses:

Creative Pattern Cutting – January-April 2021

Tue 12th Jan @ 14:00 - Tue 20th Apr @ 17:00

Sewcialising – January – April 2021

Tue 12th Jan @ 18:00 - Tue 20th Apr @ 21:00

Advanced Textiles & Mixed Media – January-April 2021

Tue 19th Jan @ 10:00 - Tue 20th Apr @ 13:00

Textiles & Mixed Media – January-April 2021

Wed 20th Jan @ 09:30 - Wed 21st Apr @ 12:30

Afternoon Stained Glass – January-April 2021

Thu 21st Jan @ 15:30 - Thu 22nd Apr @ 18:30

Evening Stained Glass – January-April 2021

Thu 21st Jan @ 19:15 - Thu 22nd Apr @ 21:15