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Learn the art of cloisonné enameling as we take you through this ancient technique that is still bursting with vibrant beauty by the hands of makers today.
Cloisonné means cloister or cell, and is identifiable by the wires used to separate areas of enamel. These wire designs create areas to fill in with crisp opaque or deep translucent color. This fundamental enameling technique creates jewel-like colors that are stunning to behold.
We will cover kiln and torch-fired techniques for creating colorful cloisonné jewelry.
• torch fired techniques for cloisonné
• kiln techniques for cloisonné
• bending and firing in place cloisonné wire
• cleaning and wet packing enamels
• stoning and polishing enamels for a brilliant finish
Kit of materials, full color handout and use of tools included.
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About Our Interactive Online Classes
This class is online and uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iphone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).
This course meets for 4 weeks, 3 hours per week, for a total of 12 hours. Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.
Each class is also recorded and available for students to watch later, to review instructions or in case you missed a class.
Students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. We always choose the safest materials, chemicals and tools for you and the environment.
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
Previous experience and practice with enameling is required, like successful completeion of Enameling 1.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA
Jenn Parnell Kirkpatrick
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