Just A Splash of Color – $70
Friday, April 1, 2022 | 10am-5pm
Instructor: Gail Willis
Level: All Levels.
Skills and techniques taught: Learn how to use enamels and regular enamels. How to use the temperature of a kiln set to flow the enamels, mix different colors and make different effects to your piece. How to place your piece in the kiln and remove it from the kiln
Make a beautiful necklace pre enameled necklace made with Mason Stain, (black) with ready to use enameled on both sides of the copper. This is so you may start quickly to have time to concentrate on your piece. We will use beautiful enamel water color that is fine ground glass to fire in the kiln for an enamel, your very own original design. Make a design that you can follow step by step. It can be your original that will not be able to be reproduced. You will create an original! We will start with pre enameled neck piece, or a necklace. You can wear your design home and it can accessorize your favorite outfit. This will be a fun and relaxing class.
You WILL complete this project in class.
Kit: $45.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class
Everything needed to have a completed piece to wear home. Copper Piece enameled on the front and back (counter Enamel) of the piece, Chain to finish your necklace to wear, 4 Jump rings to attach chain to copper backing and clasp, a clasp for closing the chain, use of enamel for your piece during class. Ideas for designs. Instructions for the class.
All tools and materials needed to complete your piece will be provided to share in class, like welding gloves to protect your hands and arms from the heat of the kiln, firing fork, trivets, rack, sifters, pliers and all enamels. Masks will be provided to prevent inhaling the enamel powders students will use and to protect from breathing in the dust.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
For student safety, it is suggested to wear a natural fiber shirt with short sleeve, preferably cotton tee shirt. Avoid loose and flowing clothes. Tie back long hair, wear close toed shoes like tennis shoes.