Creative Enamel Color: Cloisonné and Beyond

September 16, 2018 – September 22, 2018

Ricky Frank

In this workshop students will apply creative enamel color to cloisonné and champlevé projects (including argentium and metal clay) using transparent, opaque and opalescent enamel colors. Using this enamel color vocabulary, you will blend, gradate, layer, band and bridge to create a never-ending array of color possibilities. Participants can also experiment freely building up layers to create personal imagery and expressive design. There will be demonstrations on using both commercial and hand-made foils. Class will also include lectures, video, handouts and lots of hands-on “making” time. Many students will leave with 10-20 samples. Open to all skill levels.


Ricky Frank is a master enamelist and has made cloisonné jewelry for over 35 years. As a self-taught artist, he has exhibited his award-winning jewelry at the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum Craft Show. He is a frequent instructor at Arrowmont and has taught at the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Rio Grande Jewelry and at the Enamelist Society Conference.

Ricky Frank

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

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