Metals & Enameling

 

Our metals program has offerings for beginner to advanced. Explore techniques ranging from copper enameling to lost wax casting, and learn the basics of forming and working with metal. We offer both kiln and torch-fired methods and projects range from small jewelry pieces to larger copper bowls.

 
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 Metals and Jewelry Fabrication

Fabrication is the process of building jewelry or other metal items from sheet metal and wire. Measuring, marking, cutting and sawing, drilling, filing, annealing, texturing, riveting and sweat soldering are some of the many skills which will be introduced through different projects. As a beginner, you will learn basic techniques and tool usage for creating jewelry while advanced students will expand their skills, for more complex designs and techniques. All students advance at their own pace. Students may purchase sterling silver to work with, if they choose.

5:30-7:30pm: 6 Wednesdays, Feb 7, 21, 28, March 7, 14, & 21.

Cost: $175+$20 materials fee

Instructor: Elara Coleman

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Copper Enameling - Torch and Kiln

In this multi-level, half-day workshop, students may create projects from jewelry to wall hangings. Explore a variety of techniques for firing powdered glass to copper, resulting in  colorful designs, interesting textures, and one of a kind artwork.  No experience in metals necessary--beginning to advanced are all welcome for this workshop.  

Dates/Times

1-5pm: Sunday, Feb 4 

Cost: $65 + $12 materials fee/ includes all materials and tools.

Instructor: Elara Coleman

   

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Botanical bowls

Create a work of art for your table using leaves and plants as stencils. Beginning with copper, we'll explore the process of enameling (fusing glass to metal) in a kiln. Then,  use  natural stencils to create beautiful textures and interesting patterns in copper. 

Dates/Times

5:30-8pm, Thursday, Feb  22  

Instructor: Elara Coleman

Cost: $45 + (choice of bowl size on evening of class. $7 small, $12 medium)