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.
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.