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Opalescent Grisaille with Mer Almagro

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9:00AM - 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, January 16, 2022, 9:00AM - 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Saturday, January 22, 2022, 9:00AM - 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, January 23, 2022, 9:00AM - 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

Online Class Cost: $375.00

This class is already under way. Please see below for any other available workshop dates.

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This class is organized by the Center for Enamel Art and co-hosted by Silvera Jewelry School. Registration is through the Center's website.

Join enamellist Mer Almagro as she teaches her specialty- Opalescent Grisaille! In this LIVE interactive online workshop, Mer will walk you through the intricacies and steps of how to create beautiful pieces in the distinctive grisaille style.

Mer will be your guide as you explore a vitreous enamel technique with rich history, grisaille, in its 20th century incarnation developed by Andreu Vilasís. We will utilize beautiful, semi-translucent opalescent enamels to build volume in a delicate low relief on the traditional dark blue background. The results are magical and enchanting.

This is an advanced enamelling technique. Some experience wet-packing enamels is required. Drawing or painting experience is recommended.

Kilns are required for this course. This class uses leaded enamels. 


Mer Almagro trained in artistic vitreous enamel over metals at the Llotja academy, beginning in the early 90’s, under tutelage and mentorship of Andreu Vilasís & Núria L. Ribalta. Barcelona is her hometown, an inspiration growing up. Her greatest muse, however, is always nature.
She is a bit of a nerdy enamelist, and loves how there's always something more to learn.


Workshop Hours:

Saturdays and Sundays 9 AM to 12 NOON Pacific Time, January 15, 16, 22, and 23 2022

Cost: $375

Materials List: Provided after registration

Registration: Maximum of 15

Refund Policy: No refunds unless your workshop position can be filled by another person.



Basic enamelling skills required including wet packing and kiln firing experience. 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA


Instructor: Mer Almagro

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Times Register
Sat. Jan 22, 9AM - 12PM PT (Pacific Time),
Sun. Jan 23, 9AM - 12PM PT (Pacific Time)

Already under way

Opalescent Grisaille with Mer Almagro

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