Starting out, with many pieces for the caps, and the embroidery just begun
Each workshop will be Friday evening 7:30 - 9:30, and all day Saturday and Sunday 10 - 5, and all supplies are included
piece that can be worn as a pendant.
September 26th - 28th or November 14th - 16th or December 12th - 14th
Painted Enameling - $175
In this workshop, you will learn a straightforward way to add fine details to your enamels. The use of painting enamels began in medieval France, (which is why this technique is sometimes referred to as "Limoges" enameling), but is perfectly appropriate for contemporary designs. Painting enamels are mixed with lavender oil and applied to a previously enameled surface. You will be provided with two silver blanks, and you will complete at least one small piece that can be worn as a pendant. (Note: for this class you must not be allergic to lavender)
November 28th - 30th
Engraving for Enamels - $195 + 30 engraving toolkit fee
This special workshop will cover two traditional arts: On the first day, you will learn a simple engraving technique that will add depth and brilliant sparkle to your enamels. Once your graver is fitted to the size of your hand, after ample opportunity for practice, you will engrave a pattern into a piece of fine silver. On the second day you will learn the process of cloisonné, and your engraved disc will become a base for a simple cloisonné pattern using transparent and opaque enamels. You will be provided with all materials to complete one small piece that can be worn as a pendant. The graver kit, required in addition to the class fee, enables you to continue engraving at home or in future classes.
November 7th - 9th
Minimum registration for each class is 2, maximum is 4; small classes allow individual attention and encouragement to every student