1. My dear friend Rois came over with her sons, and brought me this wintertime cottage paper sculpture, it is just the right size to fit on my front windowsill.
Cloisonné Enameling -
Learn the entire process of creating cloisonné, with delicate lines of precious metal delineating patterns and images. Create a suitable design, bend and apply the cloisonné wires, apply multiple layers of enamel and fuse them in the kiln, and grind and flash-fire the finished enamel. You will be provided with materials, and complete at least one piece that can be worn as a pendant.
January 23rd - 25th or March 20th - 22nd ~ $175 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fold Forming for Jewelry -
Fold Forming for Jewelry -
Fold forming is an exciting technique wherein sheet metal is folded and hammered to create textured, 3-dimensional, organic forms. This is a relatively quick process, so students will have the opportunity to create a variety of basic forms as well as explore some forms in more depth. Because we will be scaling these forms down to sizes useful for jewelry, the work will not require a great deal of heavy hammering. This workshop is appropriate for beginners, however experienced jewelry artists will find it very exciting as well.
February 20th - 22nd ~ $195 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Painted Enameling
Learn a straightforward way to add fine details to your enamels. The use of painting enamels began in medieval France, and is appropriate for contemporary and traditional 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. I will also have available heart shaped blanks, should you want to make a special Valentines day gift…
(Note: you must not be allergic to lavender)
February 6th - 8th ~ $175 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Stamped Champlevé -
Stamped Champlevé -
Champlevé usually involves elaborate preparation to create a design to enamel. We will learn a simple and fun technique using stamps and punches to create designs in the metal that can be filled with enamel to create a multicolored surface with a unique and contemporary look. You will complete at least one piece that can be worn as a pendant. Materials included.
March 6th - 8th ~ $175 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fun Without Flame :
Decorative Stamping and Cold Connections -
Fun Without Flame :
Learn a variety of techniques for joining parts securely, without the use of heat or solder, and explore the use of various kinds of stamps to decorate and texture metal. This workshop will cover a wide range of mechanical joints that can be achieved with simple tools. We will be working with simple headed rivets, roves, tube rivets, mini screws, and much more. We will work with brass and copper, (silver available at an additional cost), learning how to determine the appropriate sort of cold joint for the materials at hand. There will be practice samples, as well as the option for a finished piece of jewelry to take home.
April 3rd - 5th ~ $195