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Learn how to create colorful jewelry with your own etched designs. Champlevé is a centuries-old technique in which carvings or grooves in metal created through processes such as etching, are then filled with vitreous enamel.
In this 1-day workshop, you will learn how to etch copper and then “fill” the carved spaces with enamel powder. At the end of the day, you will have created a beautiful, a one-of-a-kind pendant.
Students will learn:
- Cleaning metal for enamel application
- Enamel application for Champlevé (wet packing)
- Kiln use (safety and maintenance)
- Firing of enamels with a focus on timing and technique
Class duration: 8 hours with a 30-minute break for lunch. We have a mini fridge and microwave, a separate lunch room and a deck with a mountain view where you can relax on your break. We also have Nespresso coffee, tea, and snacks available for purchase.
Tools and Materials:
Tools will be provided.
Materials Kit fee (cash, check, or Venmo payable to instructor): $50 which includes metal, etching materials, and enamels.
The last day to cancel for a full refund or to transfer to another class is April 1, 2023. After that date, no refund or transfers will be given. Please review our FAQ page for directions and dress code. By registering for the class you agree to our policies and dress code.
About the instructor, Kenzie Nelson