Kiln Fire Enameling Basics I

Enamel earrings, student work, Kiln Fire Enameling Basics I

Have you been curious about enameling, the timeless and vibrant beauty of colored glass and metal? Get a taste for it in this one day workshop. Students will work with a kiln for optimum control over their desired results and be introduced to proper application of opaque enamels onto flat and domed sheet metal by both sifting and wet-laying. They will have the opportunity to experiment with stencils and sgraffito to create exciting patterns or designs and explore controlled firing or, alternatively, allow for the interaction of enamels and the kiln to surprise and delight. Finished pieces can be completed with simple findings or incorporated into your current metal work with settings construct afterward. No experience necessary. Basic materials included

  • No experience necessary
Materials Included:
  • -Students will be provided with copper and a wide variety of enamel colors to work with
Students Must Bring:
  • -N95 Dust Mask (available in studio store)
Students May Bring:
  • -Precut copper shapes, stencils, lead free enamels
    -Students are welcome to bring 20g-22g fine silver sheet if they want to experiment with silver. The silver must be fine and not sterling.