INTRODUCTION TO TORCH-FIRED ENAMELS
Come have fun and discover the color, pattern and magic of enameling with torch-firing. Most jewelers may have access to a fuel torch for soldering, usually quite before they want or need to commit to a kiln, and thus can expand jewelry techniques using existing equipment and workspaces. We will learn the basics of glass on metal with both opaque and transparent enamels applied by both sifting and wet application. We will create designs and patterns with stencils, foils, stringers, glass seed beads, frit and intentional over-firing for oxidation effects. Students will make several enamel "cabochons" that can be set or adapted in earrings, pendant/centerpieces, bracelets and rings. Information will be given to concepts, structure and options to assist student's practical understanding of the many choices available in making jewelry enamels. Firing enamel with a beehive kiln will be demonstrated as well.Materials are included in the Materials Kit Fee of approximately $40.00 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. We will take a lunch break.
PREREQUISITE: Two Beginning Jewelry and Metalsmithing classes or basic experience with acetylene/air torch or by permission of the instructor.
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