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 5 ways: Champlevé (wet packing), sifting, Limoges (painting method), drawing with graphite, and lump and strand enamel.
- Kiln use (safety and maintenance)
- Firing of enamels
Prerequisites: Metals 1, Intro to Metalsmithing, or equivalent
Class is 8 hours with a 45-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 N95 masks for sale for $6 each.
Materials Kit fee (cash or check payable to instructor): TBD
The last day to cancel for a full refund is July 23, 2021
About the instructor, Kenzie Nelson