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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.
In this workshop, join Nash Quinn as we explore the ways a flat sheet of metal can be transformed into a volumetric object using nothing but a jeweler’s saw and a carefully-designed template. No soldering! Once formed, these vessels can be enameled using low-tech methods for adhering enamel to vertical surfaces. Finally, we will cover strategies for enhancing the finished enameled vessel, including basic silver fabrication and cold connection methods. This versatile technique of forming can be scaled up and down and opens a wide world of possibilities for three-dimensional enameling!
This online LIVE interactive class focuses on design, technique, and craft. Nash will walk you through the layout, cutting, forming, and enameling of these vessels step-by-step as you work alongside him in your own studio. Students can expect to complete at least one vessel during the class.
Students of all skill levels welcome, previous experience using a jeweler’s saw and basic enamel sifting and kiln firing is highly recommended. This class is not suitable for torch firing, kilns only- kilns should have a minimum interior firing chamber of 4"x4"x4".Workshop Hours: two Saturdays and two Sundays.10am-1pm via Zoom.
Nash Quinn is a metalsmith who works with a variety of materials, techniques, and formats. Originally from Wyoming, he received his BFA from the University of Wyoming, and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He was a faculty member at Rowan University and Munson Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, and has worked, taught, and exhibited artwork at craft schools and jewelry academies nationwide.
Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 5PM Pacific, 2 hour lunch break
February 6, and 7, 2021
Materials List: Provided after registration
Registration: Maximum of 15
Refund Policy: No refunds unless your workshop position can be filled by another person.
Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.
Experience with sawing and basic enamel sifitng and firing is hughly recommended.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA