Cloisonné Enamel for Beginners

Days & Times:
Thursday - 12pm-3pm
Friday - 12pm-3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio E
Instructor:

This class will give students an opportunity to explore Cloisonné Enamel. Students should be able to complete a simple Cloisonné design on a pair of earrings or pendant during the workshop. The class will include step-by-step demonstrations and student work time. Demonstrations will be given on enamel safety, metal preparation, sifting of enamels, and kiln firing. Cloisonné steps to be demonstrated include design, application of cloisonné wires, working with wet enamels, and finishing. Class pieces will use copper as a base metal, but students may provide fine silver if they prefer to work with transparent enamels.
Students should have studio experience in metals, at least at a Beginning Jewelry level. Some enamel experience is helpful, but not required. Most materials are included in the class, please see items on the student supply list for more information.