Cloisonné jewelry is stunning! But what exactly is cloisonné? Cloisonné pieces are generally brightly colored with beautiful enameling. Cloisonné is a process of making a design with enamel that is in cells with thin wire around the edges of each cell. Cloisonné is used in art nouveau (1895-1910) pieces through mid-twentieth century pieces and on current pieces.
Date : Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th, 2010 , from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
Location: PLG workshop, 169 Defense Highway (lower level) Annapolis, MD.
Description: Students will make projects on fine silver by kiln firing enamel in advanced cloisonné' styles. Students will learn advanced enameling skills and make 2 or more cloisonné projects. This class is intensive, please be prepared to focus and work hard. The image above is intended as a sample only - students will create their own designs.
Fees: Class fee $280.00 members, payable in cash or by check made out to the PLG.
Materials fee: $110.00, (everything) $90.00 (plus just enamels and silver kit) ($55.00 if you have your own enamels, brush and sifter pans) payable to the instructor. Materials will include: one kit (from below if needed) sifter pans and 3"x3" .999 fine silver sheet and 10 ft. cloisonné wire.
one enamel kit:
#2615-1 Enamel Kit: Transparents - or
#2615-2 Enamel Kit: Opaques
These kits are intended for beginners who would like to try using jewelry enamels. Each kit comes in a plastic box with .5 oz. of 11 colors of jewelry enamel, 1 oz. of Klyr-fire, a firing rack, a 3 point trivet, a medium size sifter, a fine point paint brush, a wet packing spoon, a wet packing scribe and directions. The transparent kit is best suited for enameling on silver and the opaque kit is best suited for enameling on copper. The colors in the transparent kit are red, yellow, light blue, dark blue, green, purple, orange, black, clear (flux), pink and brown. The colors in the opaque kit are red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple, gray, brown, black, undercoat white and white.
Requirements: Students are encouraged to bring a notebook and an Optivisor if they own one.