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Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 19-26, 2022

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 18, 2023

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Enamels -Expressing + Making Your Own Mark in Glass

9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 9

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$ 175  

  In this hands on workshop you will learn techniques to add color, shape and form to your jewelry work as you manipulate copper sheet metal and wire in combination with vibrant and versatile glass enamel.
Begin the workshop by building dimensional, raw and extraordinary shapes by dapping, fold forming and forging 24 gauge copper sheet metal.

Learn to layer and express yourself by using techniques in glass enamel to build colorful and intricate surfaces using opaque and transparent clear enamel. Learn additional surface techniques such as sgraffito, a scratching away technique that exposes another color fired underneath. Make marks, text and symbolism using carbon pencils and wet pack enamel. Learn crackling to expose another color underneath.
Liquid enamels can also be applied with rubber stamps, stencils, paintbrush, spray application and patterns by objects pressed into wet enamel.

All enamels are finished and set by Torch firing and use multiple firing with a torch and tripod.

Kit fee- 40.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

I will bring- Vice, rubber mallet, fordom drill, kiln (I will ship my own) leather gloves, trivets, tripod, torch, steel wire, soldering picks, stone for sanding off excess glass, diamond drill bits, engraving diamond bit, jewelers saw, hammer, shallow water container with rubber insert for drilling under water. Pliers, wire snips, paintbrushes, enamel powders and all other materials to work with including clear fire. Torch, annealing pan, sand paper

Please bring to class- wire snips, needle nose and flat nose pliers, jewelers saw-03 blades and/or tin snips, bench block, forging hammer, small file, rubber stamps, 


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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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