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Liquid enamels bring the fluid color and energy of painting to fired glass. Join Gabrielle Castonguay for this exciting new workshop!
Liquid enamels or “industrial enamels” were created in the 1800s to be applied on steel for commercial reasons - they were great to create large advertising signage, door numbers and so on. Nowadays liquid enamels are used in jewelry as well as in 3-D objects or on tile work. Their application on steel offers a great alternative to the increase of cost in metal like copper, silver or gold.
In this 3-day workshop, the students will be given the occasion to explore the distinctive quality of liquid enamel on steel, learning how to use the great possibilities of their application and finishes: Liquid enamel can be painted, speckled, dipped, spray-painted, removed, reapplied, stoned and polished.
Previous experience with kiln or torch enameling recommended, like Basic Enameling 1 with Anat.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley CA