Sat, Mar 23|
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
Mar 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
BMB designs, 6266 Stage Rd, Bartlett, TN 38134, 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.
All materials and the use of all tools is included in the class fee.