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Enameling Techniques for Metal Clay

Make a hollow form in metal clay and then enamel it with Brandy Boyd!

  • Starts Oct 12
  • 395 US dollars
  • Butterworth Court

Available spots

Service Description

Learn how to create pieces in fine silver metal clay for enameling with guest instructor Brandy Boyd. This 2-day intensive class consists of two projects: a champleve pendant that utilizes positive and negative space to create a design between the silver and enamel and a 3-dimensional piece that will be enameled in the round. Both pieces will utilize transparent enamel that is wet-packed into place. Unleash your creativity and join us for an exciting and educational experience in the world of metal clay enameling. Information covered in class: ● Creating a metal clay base using textures and templates to create a champleve and basse taille pendant ● Constructing a textured 3-D piece from metal clay using dry construction techniques ● Firing and finishing the metal clay pieces to prepare them for enameling (including torch firing) ● Preparing transparent enamels for use ● Application of enamels to create different visual effects ● Lead-free vs Leaded enamels and how to combine them ● Torch firing and Kiln firing enameled pieces ● How to smooth and finish the enameled piece Unlock the secrets of this ancient art form and take your jewelry-making skills to the next level. Skill Level: Basic metal clay and enameling knowledge is helpful, but not required. Beginners and beyond. We will break for 1/2 hour lunch. Kit Fee: $125 due to instructor at class. (We will be using Project X due to its torchfire-ability with enamels). Kit Includes: 15g ProjectX 999 metal clay. 20g Art Clay Silver fine silver metal clay, 8 colors of transparent enamels, individual cups for each color, Klyr-fire, enamel application tools, polishing pad, wet/dry sand paper, distilled water, handout *Please contact studio 443-249-3338 if you would like to bring your own clay and your kit fee will be adjusted.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: • Students are not considered registered for a class/workshop until CJS receives full payment of tuition. Space is limited to 10 bench seats and therefore NO REFUNDS will be given for any workshop, payment or deposit, once a bench seat is booked. We understand that life happens. In the event that you have to cancel your attendance at one of our workshops or classes, we will hold your workshop fee for six months, to be applied to another workshop or class of your choice. If you do not show for a workshop, class or event and do not reach out to us, you will forfeit your payment. • Refunds are only given in the case that CJS must cancel a class/workshop. In the event that a class does not meet the required number of students, CJS reserves the right to cancel the Convenience Fee: A 2.9% convenience fee is added to all online transactions. To avoid this fee you can pay by check or cash. Email us at or call us at 443-249-3338 for more info.

Contact Details

  • 1200 Butterworth Court, Stevensville, MD, USA


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