Fields of Color: Saw and Solder Champlevé
June 10, 2018 – June 16, 2018
Saw and solder champlevé is a specialized process in which enamels are inlaid and fired into recessed areas in a metal surface. Using this technique, these spaces are created by piercing a design with a jeweler’s saw, then soldering this design onto a flat background. Students will learn many processes, including depletion gilding, how to apply and fire metallic foils into enamel, and how to wash and wet pack the glass. By learning basic color theory and some sly tricks, you will gain more confidence in your enameling abilities. Students should have a basic skill set in both metalsmithing and enameling.
COURSE FEE: $595
Ashley Gilreath graduated with a degree from the Metal Design Program at East Carolina University and has since been an Artist-in-Residence at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago and at Arrowmont. While she has lived in many places, she currently works out of her home studio in South Carolina.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.