Texture And Color

August 2, 2020 – August 8, 2020

Jennifer Wells

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.


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.

Jennifer Wells

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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