Introduction To Enameling with Dave Young
$58 plus enameling kit ($35.00)
This class will be held at Mandalynn Designs Studio located at Madison & Brazee St. (Oakley) in the Brazee Street Studio complex.
Create one-of-a-kind Pendants or Earrings. The origin of enameling can be traced to ancient times when vitreous (made from glass) enamels were used on and in metalwork. This practice reportedly enabled the artist to use glass in place of rare gemstones--for example, cobalt glass in place of lapis lazuli and a reddish/brown color for garnets. Modern day vitreous enamels can still be found in these original colors along with many others, expanding the artist's palette.
You will learn to form metal, sift enamel, apply Cloisonné or other treatment of your choice experimenting with many tools and techniques creating several one-of-a-king pieces. David will also show you how to fire your pieces using a hand held torch allowing you to inexpensively fire future pieces at home.