Picture in Picture in Picture- Photographic image transfer beneath, within, and on top of an enamel surface
Fusing enamel to the surface of metal creates infinite opportunities to include imagery into your work. This workshop will focus on digital image creation, manipulation, application, and resolution of enameled plates featuring your own photographic imagery with discussions on how to use them in future jewelry work. Combining traditional techniques of champlevé, cloisonné, and basse taille with contemporary approaches including enamel decals and photographic image etching & plating; participants will be able to create striking enamel compositions that address the surface of the metal plate, the interior of the enamel as well as the enamel’s surface. Hand tools will be available for use. This 3-day workshop is limited to only eight students.
Friday, August 3 – Sunday, August 5 10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Basic enameling experience required. (Ages 18 & up)
Class Fee: $425
Materials Fee: $25 payable to the instructor
Instructor: *visiting artist* Andrew Kuebeck
Please note our*visiting artist* registration policy for this workshop.
Students are required to bring: 6 in. x 6 in. 18 gauge copper sheet, Sharpie Marker, nail polish, rubber gloves (kitchen type), hand towel, Silica Carbide Paper (grit 220, 320, 400, 600), 4 jpg images to work with during the workshop (We will edit them during the workshop, and you might want to include 1 high contrast image among the 4.)
Optional: A Laptop Computer, 24 gauge fine silver sheet
Visiting artist Andrew Kuebeck received his BFA from Bowling Green State University in 2008 and his MFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing from Indiana University in 2011. He is an Assistant Professor and Area Head of the Jewelry/Metals/Enameling Program at Kent State University. Andrew works in a variety of formats ranging from functional jewelry to sculptural objects and vessels, and has lectured and has taught workshops nationally on the incorporation of photographic images into jewelry pieces and vessels. He has exhibited regionally & nationally and has had his work appear in numerous publications including 500 Enameled Objects, 21st Century Jewelry, Wrap, Stitch, Fold, and Rivet, and Metalsmith and Niche magazines. He was a 2012 SNAG Emerging Artist and is represented by Charon Kransen Arts, New York. andrewkuebeck.com