March 7-10, 2019
July 23-26, 2019
Playful Enameling at the Craft Alliance in St. Louis
In this workshop we will investigate the world of possibilities for surface color and design, when enameling techniques are mixed and layered. Students will learn to work with: liquid, powder, transparent, and opaque enamels as well as painting enamels and alternative materials. After learning the proper application techniques used for each, students will then be asked to break the rules in as many ways as possible. Bring your sketchbooks, favorite photos, or work from your imagination to develop your visual library. No previous experience with enamels is required; all fundamentals will be covered in demos.
July 30- August 1, 2019
Enamel Foundation Workshop: The Before, After and Enameling
Bellevue, Kentucky. U.S.A
In this 3-day workshop, participants will begin with the fabricating the metal framework that will support and enhance the use of vitreous enamels. Students will learn which techniques and textures work in collaboration with enamels. They will learn how to think through the process that will allow the form to be cold connected to a frame or jewelry elements. The end goal is to explore layering various enamel techniques that will emphasize the texture of the metal.
August 12-15, 2019
Peninsula School of Art; Put a Lid on It
Fish Creek, Wisconsin. U.S.A
Everyone needs a place to hide those tiny, special objects. In this workshop, you will explore design concepts, construction techniques, and surface treatments related to small, lidded container fabrication.
August 24-25, 2019
Playful Enameling at Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh, NC
In this workshop we will investigate the world of possibilities for surface color and design, when enameling techniques are mixed and layered. Experimenting with different techniques and layering the enamels, participants will learn how to work with: liquid, powder, transparent, and opaque enamels as well as watercolor enamels. All applied in a different manner and each can be used to achieve specific, desired results. Participants will learn the proper application techniques used for each and then be allowed to explore in as many ways as possible. We will work on pre-made forms, allowing the focus to be on enamel. This class is perfect for those who have a love affair with color and line. Bring your sketchbooks, favorite photos, or work from your imagination to develop your visual library. No previous experience with enamels is required; all fundamentals will be covered in demos. Expect to leave with a variety of enamels to further inspire your studio work.
August 31- September 1, 2019
Visual Arts Center; Set it and Forget it
Richmond, Virginia U.S.A
Learning to design and fabricate your own settings is a great way to liberate your making process. In this workshop, learn to make settings for stones, coins, ceramic shards, your child’s first lock of hair and other special objects. We’ll cover a variety of setting options, including the bezel, tab, frame, prong and tube. We’ll also cover settings for asymmetrical objects and how to problem solve setting unique pieces. Discussions and demonstrations will cover ring band and pendant bail construction. Students will work with copper and/or silver, depending on their piece and individual desires. Each student should leave with at least two finished settings in either a pendant or ring to take home. Some basic metalworking skills such as sawing, soldering and filing will be helpful in this workshop.
September 28-29, 2019
MetalWerx; Enameling on Wire
Boston, Mass. U.S.A
"Enamel for the body"
In this workshop we will explore three-dimensional forms for jewelry through working with iron wire and liquid enamel. Demonstrations will be given on how to construct wire forms and incorporate weaving into the piece. Once the wire element is complete the pieces will then be enameled and construction of the setting will begin. Demonstrations will be given to explain several setting options; prong, tab, bezel and a mix. Each person will choose a setting that best suits his or her wire form. This course is set up in a pick and match system to allow for everyone to pick out a form and setting to create their own finished piece. This format is to ensure that everyone leave with one piece in the format of a pendant or brooch finished. Participants will want to have basic filing, sawing and soldering skills.
October 21-23, 2019
Assamblage; Champleve Enameling
A new international workshop, held by the American designer Jennifer Wells: Champlevé Enamels.
This three-day course will cover all the fundamentals of kiln enameling, with a focus on champlevé. Champlevé is an enameling technique in the decorative arts, or an object made by that process, in which enamels are layered into recesses previously created by piercing a sheet metal.
October 24-26, 2019
Assamblage; Closionné Enameling
A new international workshop held by the American designer Jennifer Wells: Cloisonné Enamels.
This three-day course will cover all the fundamentals of kiln enameling, with a focus on cloisonné. Cloisonné is a beautiful technique that allows for the separation of colors through the use of a thin wall of metal, which enhances the design.