It’s not just jewelry, it’s wearable art! Join us as Jessica Calderwood demonstrates the use of imagery with vitreous enamel in developing her own artistic language. Learn various techniques such as sifting, shading, how to block out with oils, underglazes, overglazes and using stencils.
FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY – 3 DAY WORKSHOP WITH JESSICA CALDERWOOD- JUNE 20-22, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:00 am to Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 4:30 pm EDT$425 – $500
Jessica Calderwood is interested in using traditional craft media, both for their creative properties, as well as their historical references to ‘marginal craft forms.’ She has been working both in large-scale sculptures and drawings and small-scale wearable objects as a way to continually develop her ideas. She says that working on smaller objects has been a way to flesh out ideas quickly. Her jewelry consists mainly of brooches, because she likes wearing them and they are like a miniature canvas or sculpture.
Anyone age 18 or older. Basic art enameling experience is helpful, but not required.
You will be working from personal sketches and reference images. You will:
- Start with copper sheet and porcelain coated steel
- Learn how to use chiaroscuro rendering techniques in vitreous enamel
- Demonstrations will be given on enamel sifting processes
- The use of stencils
- Blocking out with oils,
- Underglazes and overglazes
Students should plan to come away with a handful of working samples. Basic enamel skills are preferred.
During this intensive 3-day workshop you will receive instruction, handouts, demonstrations, hands-on practice, some individual guidance as needed, and time to complete a handful of working samples.
There is a $75 material fee payable at sign-up or the first day of class.
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 enamel pieces in our world-class art enamel museum, the largest diverse collection of art enamels in the world
Jessica Calderwood, Artist
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 photos, preparatory sketches or reference images/ideas you may have for a finished piece. You may want to search online or in magazines or take photos for design inspiration.
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.
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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).
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