Flame Painting on Copper - Janet Pace
In this class, we will work on copper, using an open torch flame to create precise pattern placement and color and mastering the color progression caused by changes in flame temperature. We will use these techniques to create unique jewelry items including pendants, earrings and bracelets. All students will begin with copper stampings, but we will learn to fabricate original designs with cold connections and soldering techniques as the class progresses. Tools will be available for you to use in class; however, you are welcome to bring your own metalworking tools if desired. Eye protection and closed-toe shoes required. Lab fee includes detailed instructions for planned projects; use of instructor’s tools, solder and sealants; some sheet copper and wire; and materials for two pairs of earrings, three pendants and one bracelet. Additional copper will be available for purchase if desired.