These are my enamel workshops.
|Enameling: The Forge & Fuse Technique|
This is a two day workshop, with no pre-requisite.
In this class we will create a small pendant or a pair of earrings
using fine silver and transparent Ninomya Leaded enamels. We will explore the
use of the beehive kiln (ultralite kiln), to both fuse fine silver to form a
base and rim, and melt the enamel onto the silver. We will texture the fine
silver with roller printing, chasing and engraving, and create a forged and
fused rim for the piece that takes the place of a bezel. Although this
technique is limited to enamels no larger than 1.5 inches in diameter, it
combines cloisonne, champleve, and basse taille to create brilliant sparkly
confections. This scale is great for jewelry, and the small kiln is an easy and
portable tool. You can carry your whole enameling workshop in a toolbox. We
will also make our own tiny tool to apply the glass.