Discover the ancient art of fusing glass to metal to incorporate a variety of unique colors and textures to your jewelry pieces.
This eight-hour class will provide an extensive introduction to the techniques and processes involved when working with enamel. You will learn techniques in metal preparation and fabrication for enameling, kiln properties and firing methods, properties of enamel, and dry and wet applications.
Students will learn:
- Selection of type of metal and enamels
- Cleaning metal for application
- Enamel application 4 ways: Sifting, Limoges (painting method), drawing with graphite, and lump and strand enamel.
- Kiln use (safety and maintenance)
- Firing of enamels
Class is 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. You need to bring your own mask as well as a N95 or KN95 mask to wear when working with powdered enamel. If you do not have one, we have KN95 masks for sale for $5 each.
Materials Kit fee (cash, check, or Venmo payable to instructor): $35
The last day to cancel for a full refund is February 13, 2022. We will email you 5 days before class with all the details that you need for the start of class.
About the instructor, Kenzie Nelson