Colour and Texture in Enamel
June 18 - 23, 2023
Jennifer Wells · jennwellsstudio.com
Workshop at a glance
Explore the endless possibilities that enamels offer through a blending of techniques and materials.
- Metal texturing
- Enamel application
- Non-enamel materials that work in collaboration with enamels
- Enamel and watercolour enamels
- Alundum stones
- Adhesives and stamping tools
- Creating a series of experiments to inform future work
- Completing a piece to set into jewelry at a later date
Jennifer Wells is a studio artist and educator, originally from the U.S., who lives and works in Italy. She holds an MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design and completed several residencies at Arrowmont, the Pocosin Arts in Columbia, North Carolina and the Jentel Foundation near Banner, Wyoming. Wells teaches workshops on enameling and metalsmithing techniques throughout Europe and the U.S. She serves on the board of Vita Institute and her work is in the collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation and the Racine Museum.
The goal of this workshop is to explore metalworking techniques that work in collaboration with enameling, such as stamping textures, dye forming (with and without a press), drilling and working the metal to create forms that enhance the enamels and are conducive to setting. Once the metal work is done students will begin working with enamels to emphasize the texture and form of the metal, layering with opaque and transparent colours as well as incorporating liquid enamel and P-3 to enhance the texture in the metal. Participants will experiment with grinding through layers of enamel, pencil drawing, watercolour enamels, and firing alternative materials into the enamel surface. Basic metalworking and enameling skills are required.
COURSE FEE: $775
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