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ONLINE Metals Week 1B: Color & Texture in Enamel

We will begin with metalworking techniques that work in collaboration with enameling, such as stamping textures, die forming (with and without a press), drilling and working the metal to create forms that enhance enamels and are conducive to setting. Once the metal work is done you will begin working with enamels to emphasize the texture and form of the metal, layering with opaque and transparent colors as well as incorporating liquid enamel and P-3 to enhance the texture in the metal. You will experiment with grinding through layers of enamel, pencil drawing, watercolor enamels, and firing alternative materials into the enamel surface. 

NOTE: Metals Week workshops will all be held via Zoom for 2021, from 9 am to 4 pm PDT. You will be working in your own studios and your instructor will be present on your computer.

You will need to have a working studio with basic fabrication tools including pliers / saw / benchpin / files / solder station and torch. Specialized equipment, tools and supplies will be referenced in the description and a more detailed list describing where to buy items or specific item numbers will be provided after registration.

Find the full materials list here.

Jennifer Wells is a studio artist and educator from the US currently living in Italy. She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design. She has completed artist-in- residencies at: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC and the Jentel Foundation near Banner, WY and has worked for several US-based Craft Schools, in a variety of roles. Jennifer has taught at Universities throughout the US and throughout Europe, and has curated multiple international exhibitions focused on jewelry and enameling.

Her work is in the collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation, the Racine Museum, the All Russian Museum of Decorative Arts.

Instagram: @Jennwellsstudio

Age: 19 years and above

1B – June 16-18,
3-day session

Tuition: $460
(or $750 if taken with “Puzzle This – An Interlocking Clasp” 6/14-6/15)

Skill Level:
Basic metalworking and enameling skills are required.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Jennifer Wells

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