Introduction to Enamels- NEW class available in the studio or online
Learn in the studio or from the comfort of home!
Add exciting color and design to your jewelry! Enameling is the ancient art of fusing colored glass onto metal. This fun and investigative class will introduce students to the basics of enameling using a kiln and torch. A variety of easy imagery techniques from representational to abstract will be presented. In addition to sifting and sgraffito, ways to make and use stencils will be also introduced. This technique based workshop will be open to experimentation & play as you complete several sample pieces, and a variety of pendant and earring components.
New Date! Saturday, October 24 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
All levels are welcomed and no metalworking experience is required (ages 16 and up).
Class Fee: $115 + $20 Materials Fee for in studio students payable at registration
Instructor: Susan Skoczen
- In studio class is currently limited to 6 students to allow for social distancing.
- Live online seats via Zoom are limited to 6 students.
There is a required materials list (see below) for registered online students. Please allow time to order any materials you may need.
Questions? Give us a call at the studio (440) 205-1770.
Please note our in studio & *online class* registration policy for this workshop. Registration & Refund Policies
This workshop consists of various live online demonstrations delivered via Zoom (Eastern Standard Time), mixed with independent student working time. During working time, students are encouraged to stay logged in to continue asking questions via Zoom during work to discuss work in progress, ask questions of the instructor and resolve issues.
The focus of this technique based workshop will introducing you to basic enameling techniques firing with a kiln and a torch. Students are encouraged to experiment and play during class to explore the possibilities of enamel.
- Technology: Class will be held live via Zoom during the scheduled sessions. Internet access with a device like a tablet, or computer will be needed with the Zoom app installed. Most cell phone screens are too small for students to see what's going on in the demos, but are great to use as a camera when working in the studio and interacting with the instructor. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent via email the week of class.
- After the Class: Students will receive a doc via email with noted resource links. Students will receive access to the zoom class recording for two weeks after the class date.
Online students will need the following materials and supplies for the best class experience:
Enameling or PMC kiln, small beehive kiln, or torch (see right)
small trivets for enameling
18 gauge copper shapes, or sheet to cut for enameling samples
favorite transparent and opaque enamels (varying colors)
40 mesh sifters (small & medium)
A-1 Klyr-Fire or A-3 Enamel Holding Agent (diluted)
small travel spray bottle
X-acto knife/ blades
small bristle paint brushes
Metal palette knife, flat butter knife or cross lock tweezers
Plastic caps/ jar lids
old glossy paper magazine or catalog pages
sandpaper, pickle, or Penny Brite for cleaning