Beginning Torch-fired Enamels
January 18 (Saturday) at 9:00 am

Class Full - Waitlist Available

Julie Monroe
Class length
7 hours
The Lab
Intermediate Jewelry Metals Class with Julie Monroe
January 18, 2020 - Saturday 9am-4pm
Tuition: $120 with approx. $20 materials fee payable in class.
Learn how to make torch-fired enamel jewelry! Enameling is the art of fusing powdered glass to copper and in this class you’ll use a torch instead of a kiln. We’ll start with a demonstration the sifting and torching  process. You will experiment with transparent (see through) and opaque (not see through) powdered enamel and learn what results can be achieved by combining the two types while you practice torch techniques. You’ll be amazed by the stunning color results - the possibilities are endless! Work at your own pace with Julie by your side. Julie will also bring finished jewelry pieces to show you how the enamel tiles you’ve made can be incorporated into your own work to colorfully enhance your sterling silver jewelry. Materials kit includes enamels and a start-up supply of copper discs with extras available for purchase. Please note that N95 particulate masks are required and can be purchased at your local hardware store or in class (yours to keep).

Depending on the student’s skill level, final fabrication and finishing may be needed after the class to complete the project. We offer ongoing independent study opportunities for this purpose.
Your safety is of utmost importance to us: everyone is required to wear closed toed shoes while in the Lab, loose hair must be pulled back and safety glasses and ear protection are available and required.

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