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3D Special Effects in Enamel with Gabrielle Castonguay

Friday, March 8, 2019, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

In Person Class

Cost: $525.00

SOLD OUT! See below for other workshop dates.

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Explore deeper into the depths and color of your enameling with 3 great techniques - separation oils, crackle enamels, and using lumps of glass. The always vivacious and inspiring Gabrielle Castonguay will be your guide in this 3 day workshop in how to apply various effects to your enamels and how to work with raised forms, like domed dishes.

Separation oils is a powerful and fun tool to enhance contrasts between transparency, opaque and textures in your enameled piece, stimulating a beautiful effects in the light and surface.

Crackle enamels are rich, opaque colors that create webs of organic streaks, allowing you to create spontaneous and unique surface designs.

Gabrielle will also demonstrate how to infuse your enamel with lumps of glass. As you fire them into your piece, she’ll help you explore how to use various sizes, colors and firing times to saturate your work with brilliant effects.

And all of these techniques will be applied to raised forms, like copper bowls and saucers. Using these shapes for practice, you’ll be able to adapt to the challenges of enameling in 3D, so to speak, whether it’s on a dish or jewelry.

Save your spot and sign up today for this in depth enameling intensive.

A kit of materials and use of tools are included with your class. Each student has a set of tools and a bench of their own to use during the workshop.

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations


Students must have basic experience with enameling (like the basics of selecting enamels, sifting, firing enamel with a kiln, etc.) before taking this class. For example, taking our Enameling 1 workshop, or something similar, would satisfy the prerequisite.

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA


Instructor: Gabrielle Castonguay

Upcoming Schedule

No upcoming occurences at this time.

3D Special Effects in Enamel with Gabrielle Castonguay

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