Creative Enamel Color: Cloisonné and Beyond

October 17 - 22, 2021

Ricky Frank  ·  rickyfrank.com


Workshop at a glance

Apply creative enamel color to cloisonné and champlevé projects using transparent, opaque, and opalescent enamel colors while also experimenting freely by building up layers to create personal imagery and expressive design.

Techniques

  • Creating cloisonné and champlevé projects
  • Creating personal imagery and expressive design with enamels

Materials

  • Metal clay
  • Cloisonné wire, gold, silver, and copper foil
  • Enamel colors

Outcomes

  • Samples of enamel projects
  • Use of color for enamels
  • Experience with cloisonné and champlevé

Artist Bio

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.
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Workshop Description

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 will also include lectures, video, handouts, and lots of hands-on “making” time. Many students will leave with 10-20 samples. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $675  ·  materials list



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