Enameling

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Enameling I - Dianne Brooks
Marry glass with copper or silver, providing a range of design with color that can be a controlled or serendipitous as you want. Lead-free enamels used will include opaque, transparent and watercolor. Basic techniques include dry-sifting and wet-packing, sgraffito, stenciling, texturing for basse-taille, inclusions, kiln firing and safety. Enameling tools and supplies will be provided for your use. Lab fee will include handouts, enamels, supplies, tool usage and metals for five projects. Additional materials and supplies can be purchased from the instructor. A few basic metalworking tools will be available for use, but since our focus is on enamels and not metalworking, we will use mostly simple pre-cut metal forms. You may also bring previously etched, fold-formed or previously-fired silver PMC.

Lab Fee: $75.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$80
Prerequisites: None

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Enameling I - Patricia Hart
Includes discussions, demonstrations, and experiences with: enamel studio basics: safety, use of the kiln, selection and preparation of metals, safe use of enamel powders and other materials, troubleshooting and good record keeping. We will be using the elements and principles of design relative to the creation of wearable art/jewelry. Materials used will be dry and wet enamel powders, water color & acrylic enamels, under glazes and over glazes, liquid enamels, chips, strings, glass beads, silver foil & wires. Various techniques will be taught such as bubbling, sgraffito, copper and fine silver wire as design elements or cloisonn, drawing, painting, and enameling on textured and shaped copper. My work can be viewed at www.hartworksllc.com. Contact me at patricia.hartworks@gmail.com)

Lab Fee: $100.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$10.00
Prerequisites: Metal piercing, texturing, and sawing skills would be advantageous.

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Enameling II - Christiana Taglepietra
This class covers techniques beyond the basics. It is mainly dedicated to Cloisonne and Champleve- two quite labor intensive procedures. If requested other techniques such as Basse Taille, Mosaic, Sgraffito, 3-D and Graphite maybe explored. Cloisonne will be done with transparent enamels on copper which has been overlaid with Fine Silver Foil. This will be an opportunity to expand the knowledge of transparent enamels, their individual properties and best use. For the Champleve technique we deep-etch heavy gauge copper and fill the cavities with opaque enamels. Again, a deeper knowledge of opaque enamels and design challenges will be addressed. The lab fee covers everything needed to complete 5 projects-additional materials may be purchased. Please pay the lab fee and eventual purchases either in cash or by check.

Lab Fee: $120.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$50
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge and some practical experience using enameling procedures

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Enameling II - Dianne Brooks
Take your enameling skills to the next level. You will learn advanced techniques such as cloisonn, champlev, and plique-a-jour. We will focus on wet-packing transparent enamels, both lead-free and luscious lead-bearing, on silver. Good piercing and soldering skills will be required for some of these methods. Enameling tools will be provided for your use. Lab fee includes handouts, enamels, and metals for 5 projects.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$80
Prerequisites: Silver I (soldering & piercing), Enameling I (not just enameling on PMC

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Enameling l - Debora Mauser
This beginning class will cover basic skills of working with base metals, cutting, sawing, filing and learning to connect two and three pieces of metal without heat. We will cover basic riveting, telescoping rivets, tab settings and more. I will have several projects planned but students will have plenty of time to develop skills and create their own designs. Class fee includes all copper, brass, aluminum, wire, and rivets needed to complete class projects, plus accent stones and ear wires. The school has basic kits for student use and I will have tools for sale if you are interested. Silver will be available for upgrades.

Lab Fee: $175.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0.00-$100.00
Prerequisites: None

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Enameling l - Samantha Lazzaro
We will start by learning kiln and tool safety, as well as how to anneal, texture, and clean copper before enameling, then begin the basic enameling techniques. Additional techniques include wet packing,sgrafitio, watercolor paintings, wire inlay,enamel pendants with stones, separation enamels, and use of rubber stamps: more copper pieces, tools, findings and enamels will be available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Enameling ll - Samantha Lazzaro
We will start with a review of basic enameling techniques and then move into acid-etching copper and using etching as a texture, as a guide for painting, or enamel parts and leave copper to polish. You will be shown how to enamel vintage red brass pieces, rivet pieces together to make a ring, and enamel on silver leaf. More techniques are possible depending on interest. Lab fee includes a class kit with all enamel colors, jewel lumps and enamel threads, as well as different copper shapes, copper sheet, wire and red brass pieces to use for projects. Additional metal pieces, tolls, findings and enamels will be available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Recent Enameling l

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