Samantha  Lazzaro

Samantha has been beading since her teens and began working with glass and metal when she moved to Florida. Besides being self-taught, she has taken many classes at William Holland Lapidary School. Always experimenting, Samantha has created techniques original to her art.

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Class List

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Enameling I - 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, sgraffito, watercolor paintings, wire inlay, enamel pendants with stones, separation enamels, and use of rubber stamps; more 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, and wire to use for the projects. Additional copper pieces, tools, findings and enamels will be available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Enameling II - 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 the projects. Additional metal pieces, tools, findings and enamels will be available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Recent Enameling I

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Glass Fusing I - Samantha Lazzaro
In this class you will learn how to cut, piece together & melt glass to create pendants, rings and/or pictures and how to fire them in a kiln. You will use a glass cutter & breaker, dichroic glass, frit, stringers, mica powder and copper. You can fuse a copper bail in your glass piece, make a cabochon to use in wire wrapping, bead framing, art clay, or attach to a frame. You will make up to 12 pieces (large pieces will be counted as more than 1) each additional piece is $10. All glass, copper, kiln supplies and tools will be provided. Pieces will be fired in kiln at the end of the day so they will be cool by morning.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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