Sun, Jan 28|
Colors of the Stone at Casino Del Sol
Simple Silver Champleve - No Kiln, No Problem!
Join us for a short foray into adding enamel to fine silver metal clay with only a torch!
Time & Location
Jan 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MST
Colors of the Stone at Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757, USA
About the Event
Think you need a kiln in order to fire and enamel fine silver metal clay? Think again! In this class, you'll learn how to use Lin Cora texture plates to create a fine silver piece born to be enameled! We'll add a bail and torch fire the metal clay.
After a burnishing spin, your piece will be ready to enamel. No long firing or tumbling times are required! We'll cover how to add enamel using a wet-packing technique, which colors are practically foolproof on silver, and how to torch fire the enamel using a butane microtorch.
You'll be able to watch the magic happen as the sandy grains of glass melt to become sparkling inlays in the silver. At the end of the class, we will cover finishing techniques for smoothing the enamel or removing errant grains to allow your silver to really shine.
- Class Fee: $125 per participant. This fee includes 10 grams of Project X .999 silver clay, tools, and equipment you'll need to bring your creations to life. Class Kit: $25, payable to the instructor at the time of the class. You'll receive a kit that includes a selection of coordinating pre-washed lead-free transparent enamels, enamel application tools, holding agent, wet-dry polishing papers, printed instructions, and the use of templates/textures, tumbler, and consumables.