Texture And Color
August 2, 2020 – August 8, 2020
The goal of this workshop is to explore the traditional enameling technique of basse-taille. Students will discover metalworking methods that enhance enameling, roller printing, stamping textures and etching the base sheet of copper. Once the metal work is completed, participants will work with enamels emphasizing the texture of the metal, layering opaque and transparent, and incorporating liquid enamel and P-3 to enhance the texture in the metal. Students will also experiment with grinding away the base coats of enamel, pencil drawing, watercolor enamels and firing alternative materials into the enamel surface. A basic understanding of enameling and metalsmithing is helpful.
COURSE FEE: $675
Jennifer Wells is a studio artist and educator, originally from the U.S., who lives and works in Italy. She has completed several residencies at Arrowmont, the Pocosin Arts in Columbia, North Carolina and at the Jentel Foundation near Banner, Wyoming. She teaches workshops on various enameling and metalsmithing techniques throughout Europe and the U.S. Wells serves on the Board of Vita Institute, and her work is in the collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation and the Racine Museum.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.