Learn how to torch fire soldered, curved pieces from one of the most respected enamelists in the US. How to create a vision for a project, design and form it, then bring it to life. Basic enameling and soldering skills recommended.
Dimensional Enameling – Anne Havel 4/9 – 4/12
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:00 am to Friday, April 12, 2019 - 4:30 pm EDT$731 – $860
There are many pieces that can be enameled, after soldering, if a torch is used rather than a kiln. Equal weight will be given to planning, forming/creating the piece in metal, and then enameling. Soldering skills will allow for more flexibility in design, and is highly recommended, but not necessary.
- ways of containing the heat so the enamels will flow and preserve the soldered seams
- Preparation of metal, including forming, folding, soldering
- use of liquid, powdered, and other enamels to determine which is best suited for each application
- different approaches to firing based on the size and shape of the piece
- different ways of seeing/thinking/planning for more unusual setting/mounting options
- planning each step before enameling begins
If time and desire permits:
- exploration of enamel techniques, including: sgraffito, graphite, acid-etching, painting, sugar-firing, etc.
- enable students of enameling to be able to continue to torch-fire at home after the class.
- Present new information about torch-firing, soldering, and/or enameling techniques that they may not have in their skill sets.
- explain/demo how to solder or form their pieces that will survive torch-firing
- new ways to think about creative settings for pieces
- Inspire more people to pursue the art of enameling, generate enthusiasm, and increase the dialogue around the art-form, even if they choose to use their skills with a kiln.
- Help each student with their vision, should they have one.
- Learn from each other. Everyone has something to teach.
During this two-day workshop you will receive instruction, handouts, demonstrations, hands on practice, some individual guidance as needed, and time to complete one or two jewelry pieces. The number of pieces will depend on the complexity of your design(s), your previous experience, and how quickly you learn the techniques.
Costs include all materials and supplies. In addition, you will get:
- Access to over 150 different enamels for use during the workshop
- Use of the extensive Foundation equipment, furnaces, and tools needed to complete your project
- On-site access to one of the few retail stores in the US offering enamel and enamel supplies
- Exposure and inspiration during our breaks from hundreds of beautiful ancient and modern cloisonné pieces in our world-class art enamel museum, the largest diverse collection of art enamels in the world
Anne Havel, Enamelist
The workshop will be held at the Carpenter Art Enamel Foundation headquarters at 645 Colfax Avenue in Bellevue, KY, right across the river from Cincinnati. We are about ten minutes from downtown Cincinnati, but in an area of northern Kentucky that has less traffic and is a bit easier to navigate than the big city. Although our headquarters is housed in one of the largest facilities in the world dedicated to art enameling, we enjoy being a part of the small river community of Bellevue on the “south bank” of the Ohio River. In fact, the mayor is on our Board of Directors.
We are tucked away in a small, quiet industrial park off Berry Avenue. You will find plenty of parking alongside our building and in a large gravel lot in front of the industrial building next door. For a map and more information, <CLICK HERE>.
We recommend you bring line drawings of potential ideas for a cloisonné piece. You may want to search online for cloisonné jewelry for design inspiration. We will discuss how you choose the ones most appropriate for cloisonné. In addition, Tom will provide some specific design options for you to follow.
Please do not wear sandals, open-toed shoes, scarves or other clothing with tassels or loose ends that could get caught in tools or equipment.
Young and old of various economic means attend our workshops. All are welcome! If you want to save money, we can help. Of course, you will want to start by becoming a Premium Member and saving 15% off the cost of the workshop <CLICK HERE>.
Travel will be the biggest part of your cost unless you live close by. Cincinnati is one of the lowest-cost metropolitan areas to visit, but we can help you get the cost even lower! See this resource page for money-saving travel information that could help you save the entire cost of the workshop, maybe even more: <CLICK HERE>. If you don’t have a car when you are in town, we might even be able to give you a ride from a nearby hotel.
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If cancelled within 30 days of the workshop, no refunds are issued. If cancelled more than 30 days prior to the workshop, a refund (less a $60 service fee) may be issued if the workshop is fully booked, not including your registration.
If you qualify for a refund, you may apply the total amount to a future workshop conducted in the next 12 months (service fee waived).
Registrations are not transferable.
The Foundation reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment and will notify students of any cancellation at least three weeks prior to the start of the workshop. In the event that WWCEF (The Foundation) cancels a workshop the student will receive a full refund.
The Foundation cannot be responsible for airline tickets or other travel costs in the event of a cancellation.
The Foundation is committed to the safety of all students. A series of informational safety procedures have been established for all studio areas that involve some risk of injury in the use of certain equipment. Your instructor will go over safety procedures during your workshop but we would also like for you to be aware of your workshop’s risks before you register for a workshop. As a condition of registration we ask that you read the ‘Safety Procedures Policy’ and acknowledge that you have done so upon registration.
The Foundation makes every effort to ensure students have a safe and meaningful experience while participating in our activities. However, some aspects of work done at The Foundation can involve a certain amount of risk. Work is done with hot equipment i.e. furnaces, kilns and torches. To safeguard The Foundation we ask students to release The Foundation from liability and voluntarily take on the assumption of risk. As a condition of registration we ask that you read the ‘Release of Liability and Voluntary Assumption of Risk’ and acknowledge that you have done so upon registration.
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