Image & Mark Making in Enamel

  • Instructor: Jan Smith
  • Saturday and Sunday 10-5:00 or Friday - Sunday 10-5:00
  • Class Fee: $495

This workshop focuses on ways to achieve images and marks in vitreous enamel. Develop new compositions and designs in your work by learning to make a variety of lines and marks in enamel.  Using copper as the substrate the demonstrations include sifting, sgraffito, stencils, ceramic oxides, overglaze/china paints, underglaze pencils and other experimental techniques. The emphasis in this workshop will be on creating exciting surfaces through exploration of both traditional and non-traditional enameling processes. Some Materials Included.

Prerequisites:
  • Basic enameling experience preferred.
Materials Included:
  • -Various enameling supplies including mixing oils and tools to be used during class
Students Must Bring:
  • -Jewelry size copper pieces: circles, squares whatever shape you want to work on
    -Brushes #03, 01 fine #10 flat and additional round and flat brushes
    -Flat palette knife
    -Flat piece of glass or tile for mixing on
    -Round paint tray plastic or glass, best with a lid
    -Graphite pencils of varying hardness (2h, 2b,4b etc.) and automatic pencil with leads
    -Scribe, pin tool or needle tools (if you have various pointy tools with different thickness bring them)
    -Calligrapher's pen with tips (quill pen)
    -Dust mask for sifting
Students May Bring:
  • -A sample kit is available from Thompson Enamel, www.thompsonenamel.com. Students may want to purchase the sample kit for a wider variety of colors and to have enamels to work with after class.
    -Sifters if you have
    -Favorite enamels