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Transparent Glass Enamels on Silver

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August 10, 2023
August 13, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

Using luminous transparent glass enamels, learn the art of cloisonne and champleve enameling on silver. Starting with a "line drawing" in fine silver wire and pierced metal sheet, create a rich color palette by applying and firing the powdered glass in a kiln. The results have a watercolor effect, showing depth, shading and intensity. Participants will create two projects giving a comprehensive study of these two enamel techniques. Skills in cutting and shaping metal, properties and uses of enamels, and design approaches round out the curriculum.

About the Instructor(s)

Debra Carus is a metalsmith and jeweler in Clackamas, Oregon. Her passion is creating storied art jewelry that reflects her love of nature and her Norwegian roots. Debra is a full-time studio artist and metals instructor, teaching students of all skill levels throughout the northwest.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Sketch pad and paper

• Colored pencil set

• Small metal files

• Eye magnification

• Fine line Sharpie marker

• Clean rag or apron

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• All silver sheet metal and wire

• Glass enamels

• Tools and equipment (torch, kiln, hand tools)

• Miscellaneous enamel supplies (cups, brushes, glues, kiln supports)

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