Repetitive Patterns in Enamel
June 23 - 28, 2024
Tanya Crane · tanyamoniquejewelry.com
Workshop at a glance
Take your jewelry to a new level by exploring repetitive mark making in enamel.
- Making stencils
- Enamel overglazes
- Quill pen
- Enamel overglazes
- Components for future jewelry pieces
Tanya Crane is a Southern California native who after years of exploration has found a home and community in Providence, Rhode Island. This is where she practices her research and jewelry and sculptural creation. In addition to her rigorous studio practice, Crane is a Professor of the Practice in Metals at the School Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts where her interdisciplinary focus in jewelry, craft, sculpture, and performance is utilized to influence the next generation of artists, craftspeople, and thinkers. Crane was a 2022 Artist-in-Residence at Indigo Arts Alliance in Portland, Maine. Crane exhibited her work in a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee in 2018 and her work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Stewart Program for Modern Design in Montreal, Canada, Yale University Art Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Crocker Museum and the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Crane’s jewelry embodies the many layers of human existence. These include history, race, class, and culture. Coming from the perspective of an African American woman, she uses community and inclusiveness as a magnetic beacon to diversify and expand ideas, understandings, and codifications.
This workshop will introduce students to various techniques for creating patterns on enamel surfaces, to include creating handmade stencils, layering store bought stencils, mark making using the sgraffito technique and repeating patterns with enamel ink and a quill pen. Students will experiment and learn about the properties of Thompson’s medium expansion enamels as well as a variety of overglaze brands, firing temperatures and nuances. Students will make test tiles and have the opportunity to make a finished pendant with a mosaic pattern of their choice. This workshop is open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $775
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