This Class will cover many aspects of enameling using a torch and enamel kiln. Techniques covered in the class will include sifting, wet working inlay, stenciling and scrafito. Experimentation with all the methods will be encouraged and students will be able to produce at least one finished piece of jewelry. In depth and advanced techniques will be demonstrated as the course progresses allowing students to familiarize themselves with advanced enameling including cloisonné, depletion gilding, basse taille and champlevé. Some basic metal working skills will be helpful. Students are encouraged to bring with them any copper or silver pierced work designs or silver casting which they might like to try enameling on.
Course Fee $460
9.24.15 to 10.29.15 Thursdays 6-9pm
251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211 • (718) 387-6200
A 10% discount is applies to a second course when booking more than one course. A further discount of 15% is applied to a third course.
3 hours of benchtime are included with each class. Bench time is available every Tuesday 6pm - 9pm and some Saturday afternoons 2:30pm - 5:30pm. Blocks of benchtime are available as well as an hourly rate. The studio is also available for benchtime by appointment.
Katrina Lapenne is a metalsmith and jewelry designer based in Brooklym, New York. Her work is inspired primarily from natural forms and their interaction with the body. Katrina's jewelry is created to accentuate and enhance the wearer. She strives to create jewelry that is not only beautiful in and of itself, but is also a compliment to the woman it adorns. Katrina resceived her bachelor of FIne Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and continues to study the metl arts at such institutions as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.