Week-Long Class Completed

Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Brasstown, NC for a week-long enameled jewelry class at John C. Campbell Folk School. Between the learning challenging processes, the lovely grounds, fabulous food and wonderful fellowship, it was an incredible time. Our class was led by jewelry designer Barbara Joiner and enamellist Steve Artz who taught us how to torch fire enamel on copper and incorporate it into jewelry using cold connections.

I must say that there was a lot of talent in that class with students coming from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, California and Washington. Many of us not only worked through the day but also took advantage of after dinner studio hours. The end results were beautiful! We all gained new skills, strengthened old ones and created beautiful pieces to inspire us once we got home. Look for new work coming soon…

Below are photos of a few finished pieces.  Unfortunately some of the photos don’t do them justice – the textures under the transparent enamels are somewhat lost.

Torch fired enamel pendants using liquid and transparent enamels. Techniques include stenciling and sgraffito.

Riveted enamel pendants using liquid and transparent enamels. Techniques include stenciling and sgraffito.

Riveted pin with domed and textured insert fired with transparent enamels.

Riveted pin with domed and textured insert fired with transparent enamels.

 

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