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Joy Funnell Masterclass

Joyful Jewellery with Enamelled Accents

This is a two day Masterclass.

On this fun two day workshop you will start off learning how to make your silver “frames” for your amusing pieces of jewellery, using very shallow textures which can be enamelled over. We will make reversible pendants and earrings to go with them. The cost of the workshop includes all materials, enough silver clay to make several items and an enamelling starter kit for you to take home.

We will discuss the essence of what makes something amusing and look at how the enamelled designs can be extended into the silver frame.

Once fired and polished you will learn how to shape your wires to create your images and attach them to the surface using Joy’s unique Enamelled Accents technique. Joy defies anyone not to have at least a smile or giggle while they are playing around making Joyful Jewellery!

You will then learn about preparing enamels and how to enamel your pieces including how to use a basic set of enamel colours to achieve different colour effects.

You will have a range of enamel colours to use at the workshop and to take home with you afterwards.

This workshop is not suitable for complete metal clay beginners, some basic knowledge of working with silver metal clay is required. No knowledge of enamelling is required.


Seagull pendant

Reverse of Pendants

Easy Payment Process

We know that lots of you want to book jewellery making classes but would like to spread the cost. Places are booking up and we don't want you to miss out. Consequently we have a Pay-by-Installments system for classes.

You can now pay for your jewellery making class in managable chunks after paying an initial £100 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. Your class must be fully paid for one month before the class runs - give us a call to discuss setting up a payment plan on 01726 817989.


Owl Pendant

Sheep pendant

Joy Funnell

Joy Funnell Tutor Profile

Joy was making jewellery for many years as a hobby before she encountered silver clay in 2005 and was hooked. Within a year she trained up to Senior Art Clay Instructor, gave up the day job and leapt into a full time career as a jewellery artisan.

She took her existing passion for enamelling to a new level when in 2009 she became the first person to be made a Craftsman of the Guild of Enamellers for six pieces of work all made using silver clay and enamel. Joy says “the traditional view of many enamellers has been that you cannot enamel on silver clay. I knew this was wrong and wanted to prove my point. It is great to see respected enamellers looking at silver clay with a new understanding these days.”

As well as running her own business Joy has a part time role as Assistant Editor (Technical) for Metal Clay Artist Magazine and has been a committed participant in the 2011 Bird a Week Challenge.

Joy is passionate about colour and texture in her work and she teaches all levels of silver clay and enamelling workshops from her base in Hastings. She also travels to teach and taught at the Art Clay World UK conferences in 2009 and 2010 and the Guild of Enamellers conference in 2011. She taught a pre conference workshop and gave conference presentations at the Metal Clay World Conference in Chicago in 2011.

Her work has been featured in many magazines and publications including Making Jewellery, Make Jewellery, Art Clay World UK Newsletter, Art Clay Society Newsletter, Metal Clay Today and Metal Clay Artist Magazine. She has written step by step articles and features for various magazines and for the second year running her work is in the Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry calendar. Her work has won awards in competitions around the world.

Joy is an enthusiastic and passionate teacher, always willing to share her knowledge but only too aware there is so much more for her to learn out there.

Click here to visit Joy's website


The jewellery school is based near St Austell in Cornwall, UK and all jewellery making classes run in our well equipped workshop.

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