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I teach enamelling. It’s an amazing craft. It’s like combining painting, metal work, glass work and a wee bit of chemistry. Even with a beginner class you can learn enough to make a different piece every day and never run out of ideas! It’s a relatively simple process that can be elevated to incredibly complicated and intricate heights depending on your inclination. But even the simplest pieces are beautiful.
Enamelling is the craft of fusing very finely ground glass onto a copper or silver base at approximately 1500 degrees – that’s hot! Enamel can be used to create jewellery, decorative bowls, plates, or works of art. With the multitude of techniques and enamel colours available, the possibilities are endless!
In my one day workshops you will learn as much in 5 hours as many classes teach in a month or more. No experience is necessary to take the beginner class. By the end of class you will be comfortable enamelling on your own. This is an excellent option for those who live outside the downtown core, no commuting back and forth.
I will also instruct you on how to set up your own studio and where to buy supplies.
I use only lead-free enamels and I use vinegar and salt for cleaning metal instead of chemicals.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Beginner: 10am to 3pm. Learn all the basics of enamelling. Annealing, counter-enamel, inclusions, basic stenciling, layering, fusing enamel with glass beads, frit or millefiore. You will make 3 pendants.
Beginner: $125.00 inclusive.
October 19, 2016 10am to 3pm – full
Advanced: 10am to 3pm. Learn cloisonné, silver foil techniques, painting with enamel, stamping and texturing copper, sgraffito, rolling mill techniques. You will make 3 pendants.
Advanced: $125.00 inclusive.
Maximum 3 students per class.
Classes are held at my studio near College and Ossington in Toronto, Ontario
Classes must be paid in advance in full by e-transfer.
All sales are final, please ensure you are able to attend before you book a class.
If for any reason I cancel a class you will receive a full refund.
Email email@example.com to register.
For more info and pictures of my work see my website – www.torchedstudio.com