Champleve Enamel on Fine Silver
October 22 - 27, 2023
Sandra McEwen · sandramcewen.com
Workshop at a glance
Take your enameling skills to the next level with fused fine silver champleve.
- Fusing fine silver
- Utilizing champleve enamels
- Cloisonné enameling
- Fine Silver
- Champleve pendant project
Sandra McEwen lives and operates her studio in Wilmington, North Carolina. She received her degree from Rhode Island School of Design in illustration. Her work incorporates color, light, and balance in abstract and figurative imagery. McEwen is influenced by the gorgeous jewelry of the past, but gives her work a modern twist.
During this workshop students will create a champleve pendant from start to finish. You will first learn how to saw and fuse fine silver bases. After fabricating the foundation, you will create your own cloisonné wires and inlay them into the fine silver base. Participants will then add layers of colored enamels to complete their design. The focus of adding the enamels will be on getting great transparency and clarity of color. Open to all skill levels, however some enameling and/or metalsmithing experience is preferred.
COURSE FEE: $775 · materials list
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