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Sat, Oct 12

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Charmtree Jewelry Studio

Enameling Techniques for Metal Clay

Learn to create flat and 3D metal clay pieces designed to be enameled. Then, learn techniques for adding transparent enamels to your fine silver pieces.

Enameling Techniques for Metal Clay
Enameling Techniques for Metal Clay

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2024, 10:00 AM EST – Oct 13, 2024, 5:00 PM EST

Charmtree Jewelry Studio, 1200 Butterworth Ct Upstairs, Stevensville, MD 21666, USA

About the Event

Learn how to create pieces in fine silver metal clay for enameling with guest instructor Brandy Boyd. This 2-day intensive class consists of two projects: a champleve pendant that utilizes positive and negative space to create a design between the silver and enamel and a 3-dimensional piece that will be enameled in the round. Both pieces will utilize transparent enamel that is wet-packed into place. Unleash your creativity and join us for an exciting and educational experience in the world of metal clay enameling.  

Information covered in class: 

● Creating a metal clay base using textures and templates to create a champleve and basse taille pendant 

● Constructing a textured 3-D piece from metal clay using dry construction techniques 

● Firing and finishing the metal clay pieces to prepare them for enameling (including torch firing) 

● Preparing transparent enamels for use 

● Application of enamels to create different visual effects 

● Lead-free vs Leaded enamels and how to combine them 

● Torch firing and Kiln firing enameled pieces 

● How to smooth and finish the enameled piece 

Unlock the secrets of this ancient art form and take your jewelry-making skills to the next level. 

Skill Level: Basic metal clay and enameling knowledge is helpful, but not required. Beginners and beyond. We will break for 1/2 hour lunch.  

Kit Fee: $125 due to instructor at class. (We will be using Project X due to its torchfire-ability with enamels). 

Kit Includes: 15g ProjectX 999 metal clay. 20g Art Clay Silver fine silver metal clay, 8 colors of transparent enamels, individual cups for each color, Klyr-fire, enamel application tools, polishing pad, wet/dry sand paper, distilled water, handout 

*Please contact studio 443-249-3338 if you would like to bring your own clay and your kit fee will be adjusted.

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