Fields of Color: Saw and Solder Champlevé

June 10, 2018 – June 16, 2018

Ashley Gilreath

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.


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.

Ashley Gilreath

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
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Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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