Painting Enamels and Experimental Enameling

Enameling is magical. When working with transparent enamel colors, the jeweler is working with light rather than color. Learn to create stunning designs with enameling.

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  • +$55
    additional materials fee
  • 3-day Workshop
    Price includes all days, tools
  • 10am - 5pm
    Each day
  • Janet Harriman
  • Dates Offered

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

Students will explore the timeless process of painting enamels. Starting with an opaque white background sifted on copper, students will add line drawings with graphite pencils. They can also transfer images to the etched white prepared surface.

Painting enamels are then added in delicate opaque patterns and designs. Turning copper into a domed shape plus annealing and cleaning metal surfaces will also be covered.

The teacher will demonstrate sifting enamels and proper firing techniques. Finally, students will finish the jewelry piece and make a basic sterling silver setting.

Experimental enameling will add to the excitement. Enameling is magical. When working with transparent enamel colors the jeweler is working with light rather than color. Foldformed copper jewelry shapes will be sifted with transparent enamel colors.

Supply List

  • Enamel powders

  • Enamel chemicals

  • Dust mask

    please bring with you to class

Metals Provided

Copper is included in cost of workshop to make one project. The additional $55 materials fee you need to pay for includes silver and precious metal foils.

Tools & Equipment

Tools needed for enamaling will be available for each student for use through OQZO Metalsmith.

The Studio

Take a Class • Teach a Class • Open Studio Time Available

OQZO Metalsmith is located in the beautiful and quiet woods of Hillsborough, North Carolina and provides a well-lit, well-equipped studio enviroment perfect for teaching and creating handmade sterling silver jewelry.

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