Enameling: The Decorative Surface with Barbara Minor
Learn inspiring, decorative enameling techniques that quickly yield colorful, exciting and complex enameled surfaces while you also gain essential information and skills for successful enameling using opaque and transparent enamels.
The fundamental information and skills necessary for you to be confident and successful when enameling include – metal choices and preparation, enamel materials (lead bearing vs. lead free // opaque vs. transparent), enamel preparation and application methods, firing (kiln vs. torch), why and when to counter enamel, the importance of test tiles, flat vs. curved forms, how to know what colors to use first, edge finishing and more.
The fun “stuff” techniques will allow you to create unique enamel pieces when used alone or together. Decorative techniques using opaque and transparent enamels include – graded/layered color application, sgraffito, found/made stencils, dry screen printing, application/firing of silver/gold foil, seed bead inlay, setting possibilities and more.
Using the various techniques demonstrated, students will have time to work on and fire pieces suitable for technical reference or for possible use in future finished pieces.
This workshop is limited to eight students. There is a required student supply list for this workshop. Instructor will bring some specialized materials for students to purchase.
All skill levels welcome (ages 18 & up).
Friday July 24 – Sunday, July 26 10:00 am - 5:30 pm each day
Class Fee: $770
Kit Fee: $35 payable to the instructor
Instructor: *visiting artist* Barbara Minor
Please note our *visiting artist* registration policy for this workshop. Registration & Refund Policies
Save 5% on your class fee when you register by May 24, 2020.