0 Liquid ENAMELS - Expressions in Glass
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Liquid ENAMELS - Expressions in Glass Wednesday, July 31, 9:00 AM  
Susan Lenart Kazmer $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Jewelry, Metal-working

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Loosen up and sit back while you experience hands on learning and education of liquid enamels and their full potential in a relaxed environment. I will focus on two very unusual and detailed techniques using liquid enamel to attain layers of color and torch firing.

Start the day by forging and dapping to create unusual, dimensional pieces as a platform and base and learn how to apply enamels to these challenging surfaces.

First study is sgraffito, a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a contrasting color below, followed by a technique of wet packing of 80 grit enamel to add vibrant color into the recesses.

In the afternoon, learn a liquid enamel painting technique using glass paint and graphite to create symbolism, images, text and color.

Also included, learn matte surfaces, firing transparent colors to create vibrant patinas and crackle techniques in enamel.

All enamels are finished and set by Torch firing and use multiple firing with a torch and tripod.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $40.00

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • Vice
  • rubber mallet
  • fordom drill,
  • leather gloves
  • trivets
  • tripod
  • torch
  • steel wire
  • soldering picks
  • stone for sanding off excess glass
  • diamond drill bits
  • engraving diamond bit
  • jeweler's saw
  • hammer
  • shallow water container with rubber insert for drilling under water
  • paintbrushes
  • enamel powders and all other materials to work with including clear fire, Torch, annealing pan, sand paper

Student should bring:

  • wire snips, needle nose and flat nose pliers, jewelers saw-03 blades and/or tin snips, bench block, forging hammer, small file, (pliers for firing), and bring a vice if you want the cup shape in your work. Otherwise, I have happing blocks for shallow cup shapes

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: slenartkazmer@gmail.com
Website: susanlenartkazmer.com