Kathleen Litherland and Susan Byrne

For our Region 3 Workshop on September 29th, our regional representative, Tilly Wilkinson, arranged for us to experiment with large scale enamelling on steel. The family firm of M&CT enamels provided the venue, the A4 steel panels and the industrial kiln.

The steel panels were pre-prepared for us by M&CT enamels with a ground coat on both sides (to enable the enamel to “stick” to the steel) plus a base coat of white enamel on one side, to allow us to work on the base coat.

Our hosts at M&CT enamels, Mary and Chris Taylor, welcomed us to their industrial unit, near St Helens. Chris operated the kiln and fired our work, and Mary and daughter Rosie provided cakes to raise money for the charity, “Macmillan Nurses”. We could also purchase any enamels that we needed.