Introduction to Enameling
November 3, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The minimum age to participate is 18, however, children aged 14-17 are welcome if accompanied by an adult who is also registered.
Minimum needed to make this class is 4; maximum is 8.
Through the use of copper and glorious color, accomplished Metalsmith and Lower Town neighbor, Shand Stamper, will introduce you to the joy & magic of Enameling!
The first part of the workshop, you will be exposed to a variety of beginning metalworking techniques as you stamp, drill, and texture, copper charms & ornaments.
After preparing your metal, you will add color through juicy, bright, glass enamels on the copper. Each participant will take home at least two (2) finished projects choosing from the copper blanks provided (earrings and pendants in various sizes and shapes). If you work quickly, we’ll have extra blanks on hand for purchase to create more!
This is a perfect class for beginners or those who would like to expand their jewelry-making skills. With the small class size, Shand is able to tailor-make your experience with new techniques and processes. Those new to the art form will have plenty of instruction and be able to leave class with something they love. The picture to the left is work done by one student in class!
Everything is included, so no supply list. However, if you work better with extra light and magnification, please bring a work lamp as well as any magnification deemed necessary. The work is not particularly small, but this way you won’t have to share if needed.
We will take a break for lunch. Kristin will do a lunch run from one of our fine local restaurants or students may bring a lunch.