Instructor: Gail Willis
Level: All Levels.
Skills and techniques taught: How to use Crackle Enamels. How to use the temperature the kiln is set to flow the enamels, mix regular ground glass and crackle enamel, placing your piece in the kiln and how to remove it from the kiln
Make a beautiful necklace or domed piece with ready to use enamel on both sides of the copper. This is so you may start quickly to have time to concentrate on your piece. It is unpredictable how the colors may flow making your Jewelry work a piece of art. We will use beautiful Enamel powder over crackle Enamel, to make your design your very own original design. Crackle is a special enamel medium that uses ground glass to move the top layers of enamel. Make a distorted design in your masterpiece. Crackle will make an original that will not be able to be reproduced, you will create an original! We will start with pre enameled domed disc, 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
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, clasp for closing the chain, Use of crackle enamel powders, for your piece during class. Ideals for designs. Instructions for the class.
Everything needed to have a completed piece to wear home. Welding Gloves to protect your hands and arms, from the heat of the Kiln, firing fork, trivet, rack sifters, pliers. All Enamels to complete project. Masks will be provided for the Enamel powders to protect you 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.