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Engraved Textures for Enamelling

1-Day Private Tuition | Jewellery Course

All tutors work as professional jewellers or are jewellery trade specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.


Course Description

Course Description

This course introduces you to the engraved relief style mark making associated with the designs of Champlevé (engraved channels) and Basse Taille (layered depth cuts) Enamelling styles.

On this course you will be creating a small collection of engraved sample designs on Gilding Metal to practice these techniques.

You may bring silver if you prefer to use this or buy direct from the tutor.

Please advise in advance if working in Silver is your preference.

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Course content includes

  • Considering relief design pattern for transparent enamel

  • Learning how to transfer a simple design onto sheet metal

  • The importance of tool sharpening/maintenance

  • Critical tool holding techniques

  • Textural mark making; Engraved channels & layered cuts or recesses

With tutor guidance you will first practising several mark making methods and then apply these ideas to sheet metal to create surface relief channels, or cuts effective for holding wet enamel.

At the end of the course the tutor will enamel several samples to demonstrate how the textures work with the use of transparent enamel. 

  • Course content can be tailored to suit your own work.


This course is designed for Jewellers or Silversmiths, no previous knowledge of Engraving is required.


  • Another person may attend with you; additional charges apply please ask for details

How to engrave for Champleve or basse taille enamelling, a course from The Bespoke Jewellery Training Co

Basse Taille Enamelling

Engraved cuts or marks in varying depths to emphasize different shades of the same hue that are filled with vitreous enamel to create a surface design.


Champlevé Enamelling

A collection of engraved/carved relief work that create channels in the surface of metal, designed to hold vitreous enamel.


Images above copyright tutor Harry FS, All rights reserved.

Course Feedback

I arrived with very limited experience of engraving so we spent very useful time establishing my aims for the day and for the longer term.
The tutor provided very detailed tuition, to the highest standard in a relaxed and encouraging way.

He was extremely generous with his knowledge and I’ve come away with a huge amount of information and advice, enough for me to acquire the most appropriate tools and to spend some time practising before moving onto the next stage. 
It was a very positive day, my expectations were managed well and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. 

Rated 5***** Excellent

Fiona | Jeweller & Enameller


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Tutors & Course Fee

Tutor Experience

Nottinghamshire, UK

Harry F

Goldsmith & Engraver & Enameller

Course Fee: Available upon request


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Additional Course Information

What is the course date?

All private tuition courses are arranged upon request on a date to suit you, subject to tutor availability.

We will provides some course dates for you to choose from or you can ask about a course date of day of the week preference.

About the Course Fee

Courses are priced individually because the course fee is based upon the fee a tutor charges to take a day out their trade works to teach. 

About Materials

Sheet Silver is not included.

If you wish to work in silver the please advise the tutor when he contacts you before the course and he will advise what you need to bring to the course.

Sheet Base Metals

Included in the course fee.


Specialist Tool Hire

Included in the course fee.

Booking/Payment Information

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN for International students.


Some courses are available to pay in instalments, whereby a non-refundable deposit is required to book your course date. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.


Booking Terms

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of £95* will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may re-arrange your course for one other date if you wish. 


  • Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full. Please note travel or accommodation is not eligible for a refund.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable. *£95 applies only to a standard one day course.


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