Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Date/time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,. Monday, February 3
Class fee: $105
Kit fee: $35 (Payable to instructor at time of class) includes bronze sheet metal, wire, rivets, ice resin, paints, mica and all colors used to create cold enameling.
Reminiscent of this ancient technique and colorful appearance of enamelwork.…..only these techniques are done with the application an variation of color on metal with a final coat of jewelers grade, crystal clear, glass like resin.
Using bronze sheet metal and wire learn a vast variety of unique surface and patina techniques and methods. Derive color in your work from resins, enamel paint, paper, waxes, permanent ink, caulk transfers, application of photo transfers, inclusions and text.
Cold enamel surface work includes crackle, scraffitto, matte and scratched surface. Learn cold enamel pliqué a jour and cold fired enamel. These are in depth techniques to create color design and texture in your metalwork. Application of cold enamel on wirework.
Build in layers to create a few pendants and bring home a journal full of new ideas for color on metal.
Tools that I will provide- dapping blocks, forming blocks, ring mandrel, bracelet mandrel, use of fordom drills, and bits.
Students Please bring- needle nose and chain nose pliers, wire snips, tin snips or jewelers saw, 02 blades(we are using a 20 gauge metal) or what you are comfortable with, metal files, ball peen hammer, center punch, awl, small found objects, text, photos or anything other objects that you would like to include in your work. (if you can please bring a hot light- this is a small plug in bulb holder and bulb 100 watt) the old fashion light bulb that gets hot. )