Intro to Enameling I – Day 1 March 2 – Tom Ellis
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EST$115.00 – $135.00
The Intro to Enameling Workshop is a great workshop for beginners but is not just a ‘beginners’ workhop. It can also be extremely benneficial for those who have been enameling for some time.If you have ever had issues with control, or not knowing why things happen the way they do, this workshop will help you to understand the science behind the materials and procedures.
The Intro to Enameling Workshop’s primary goal is to introduce as many procedures / techniques and various materials used in enameling as the two-day time frame allows. You will have a greater ability to repeat a procedure and have it come out the same each time.
COVERED IN THIS PROJECT
- Metal preparation; when and why.
- Everything you need to know about sifting; mesh size explained; sifting techniques; how to achive even applications; and safety considerations.
- Firing equipment; firing procedures; firing safety concerns; importance of time and temperature; and stages of firing.
- Copper oxide; and how to remove
- Wet inlay method of application; importance of water saturation to enamel application and manipulation.
- Moving one color into another while wet (cold scrolling).
- How vibration evens out the enamel surface.
COVERED IN THIS PROJECT
- Enamel Application on a dimensional surface; how to burn off oil on copper surface in preparation for enamel application (aka annealing to green)
- How to achieve perfectly even coats of transparent enamel (direct on copper) and how to prevent the enamel from avalanching down the sides of a bowl.
- Dissolving copper oxide to achieve best transparent color through adequate firing.
- Making and firing a copper tubing ring as a foot for the bowl; eliminating stilt marks.
- Applying and firing copper cloisonne wire
- Handling; cutting; application; and firing of gold and silver foil.
- Wet inlaying transparent color and clear enamels over foils. Using clear or opaqlescent lump over foils.
- Filing or using polishing wheel/motor for finishing edges of bowl; safety considerations when using a polishing motor.
By the end of each workshop day, you should have a good idea as to what you wish to accomplish with enamel.
All tools and materials are supplied. Participants are only expected to bring an open mind, and a pair of eager hands.
Tom Ellis, Our Renowned Instructor
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