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Enameling on Steel for Jewelry with Kat Cole

Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 9:00AM - 4:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 9:00AM - 4:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

Online Class


Cost: $425.00




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Join Kat Cole for this 2- day intensive overview of enameling on steel! This workshop is specifically tailored towards jewelry-scale work.  Steel has gained popularity in jewelry work and this class provides the opportunity to explore the unique surface quality, mark-making, and rich durable color that enamel has to offer on this inexpensive and dynamic base material.  Understand how to properly mix, apply and fire enamel on steel surfaces. 

Techniques covered include:

  • The history of enamel on steel and applications both large and small
  • Best steel alloys for enameling (and sourcing)
  • Using liquid-form enamel for mark-making
  • Tinting with oxides 
  • Using pre-enameled steel sheet for sample-making
  • Basic steel fabrication with jewelry equipment (soldering NOT included)
  • Preparing the steel for successful enamel bond
  • Post-firing surface treatments and finishing 

 

This course is available as a live online 2 day class, 

A kit of materials is included with this class.
Online students will have kits mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class.

 

Recordings of class.
If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded.

 

Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in-person students have tools to use at school)

A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.

  • Old magazines or glossy pages that can be destroyed
  • Paper towels
  • Scotchbrite 
  • 2-3 Spatulas for baking- Dollar Store 
  • Distilled  water
  • Heat Gun
  • Dish soap for degreasing metal 
  • Small tweezers
  • 2-3 flat bottomed containers with lids
  • Trivet
  • If you are torch firing: 
  • Torch- large butane, acetylene/air, or propane/oxygen
  • Tripod and mesh screen or fire brick
  • If you are kiln firing: 
  • Kiln 
  • Mesh firing rack
  • Firing fork
  • Bench pin
  • 1mm drill bit
  • Flexshaft or Dremel
  • Saw frame
  • Set of files to be used on steel
  • 2/0, 3/0, or 4/0 saw blades
  • Bees wax or bar of soap for saw blade lubrication 
  • Sandpaper- coarse grit 60-120 grit 
  • Fine tip sharpie 

 

A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class

 


About Our Interactive Online Classes

If this class is offered online, it 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). 

Online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration.

Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.

 

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.

 

Prerequisites:

Prior enameling experience and basic metalsmithing skills are recommended. 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Guest

Instructor: Kat Cole

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Times Register
Tue. Apr 19, 9AM - 4PM PT (Pacific Time),
Thu. Apr 21, 9AM - 4PM PT (Pacific Time)

Online Class

Enameling on Steel for Jewelry with Kat Cole

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