Champlevé Enamel on Silver Metal Clay
Fine silver metal clay is a perfect “canvas” for transparent vitreous enamel. In this class, we will use these two complementary materials to make colorful jewelry. Metal clay is a jewelry material made from microscopic particles of fine silver with a binder and water. After kiln firing, the binder burns away and pure silver remains.
Learn to texture, cut, join, and finish silver metal clay as you create a setting for your enamel work. Learn the basics of enameling and simple shading with enamels as you fill the setting with color. This class is limited to eight students. Tool kits will be available for use.
12:00 – 5:00 pm Saturday, September 8 & 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, September 9
All levels are welcome, metal clay experience is helpful but not required (ages 16 and up)
Class Fee: $235 Materials Fee: $50 payable to the instructor, includes metal clay, enamel and other materials
Instructor: Catherine Davies Paetz