Creative Enamel Color: Cloisonné And Beyond

June 21, 2020 – June 27, 2020

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 by building up layers to create personal imagery and expressive design. There will be demonstrations on using both commercial and hand-made foils. The class also includes 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 the Enamelist Society Conference.

Ricky Frank

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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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