Enameling jewelry class in Louisville, CO at Silver Peak Studio
Enameling sample of graphite
Enameling sample of Limoge
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Enameling 101

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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 

Prerequisites:  None

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.  

Materials Kit fee (cash, check, or Venmo payable to instructor): $35

The last day to cancel for a full refund is October 1, 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

Kenzie NelsonKenzie has been enveloped by art and art making her entire life and loves nothing more than connecting with others through the act of creating. After taking an introduction to metalsmithing class in her first year of college, she became infatuated with the medium. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry making. She loves sharing her passion with others and has teaching experience ranging from K-12 art, museum education classes, as well as collegiate level metalsmithing courses.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in curated and juried exhibitions, most recently in The Feminist Art Museum’s Protest and Protect and the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Materials: Hard and Soft.

Some of Kenzie’s favorite things are colorful eyeshadow, animals, and coffee. Making art is her favorite activity, but she and also enjoys going to flea markets, gardening, and being outside.