ENAMEL WORKSHOPfitzgerald jewelry school
A technique of applying powdered glass to metal and then torch or kiln firing it to it's melting point the enamel cools in brilliant colors to make an amazing decoration on your metalwork. The technique dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptians who used it on pottery and jewelry.
In the One Day Workshop, we create a piece of jewelry using a premade form prepared specially for enameling. Students learn how to apply enamel properly, fire to the correct temperature, counter-enamel to prevent cracking and wet-sand and polish to create a finished piece.
In the Two Day Workshop, students design and make their own cloisonne enamel piece. Attendees learn how to create an enamel-friendly design, create cloisonne compartments, apply enamel properly, fire to the correct temperature, counter-enamel to prevent cracking and wet-sand and polish to create a finished piece.
One Day Workshop
June 3, 2018 - Sunday 12-6pm
December 2, 2018 - Sunday 12-pm
- Good quality 000 paintbrush
- 320, 400 and 600 wet/dry sand paper
- Stackpack or covered jars to hold enamels (1”-2” in Diameter)
*You can purchase these items at an art supply store.
Instructor: Valerie Blum