First Time Enameling

September 29, 2019 – October 5, 2019

Ashley Gilreath

This workshop is an introduction to enameling, the process of fusing glass to metal. Students will discover that with enameling, there’s no need for setting stones, spray paints, or chemical patinas if they wish to cover the surface in sparkling, vibrant color. The class includes demonstrations on basic sifting and firing techniques, liquid enameling, watercolor enamels, sgraffito, graphite overlay and simple foil applications. Participants will leave with the skills and confidence to continue pursuing this craft in the future. Open to all skill levels.


Ashley Gilreath graduated from the Metal Design program at East Carolina University and has been an Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont, Lillstreet Art Center and the Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft. She has exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design, Fuller Craft Museum, The Metals Museum and has been published by Lark Books and American Craft Magazine. Her artwork explores the hidden narratives of everyday objects, and our relationships with heirlooms as artifacts of genealogical history.

Ashley Gilreath

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

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

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 2019. 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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