Designed to give the student an introduction to firing glass onto metal, we will experiment with fun and accessible techniques that do not require highly specialized tools, skills, materials or space to work in. Topics include torch safety, pinch and pickup, working with fire scale, sgraffito, designing with color. No experience is necessary. Don’t forget your clear safety glasses, dust mask and dress for a mess.
Enameling is an ancient art form that fuses glass to metal. A perfect introduction to the art of torch enameling, this is a basic class for any beginner new to enameling on copper. Various techniques are introduced and students are encouraged to create enameled pendants, components for earrings or bracelets, or even something for your home!
Materials: Students will need to purchase the Torch Enameling class materials kit #11496 ($18 kit) at time of registration.
As many copper shapes as students can use in class
Use of enameling powders in various colors
There are no discounts given on class materials kits. When you purchase the kit online, please mark for store pickup. The kit will be given to you when you come to the class.
Additional copper shapes are available for purchase. For additional embellishments, you may choose from our large selection or bring your own. At the end of class you will pay for any additional materials you used for your project.
All necessary tools, including butane torches, will be provided in the class by the instructor.
Location: Classes are held at our store, 1544 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501.
3 Ways to Sign Up:
Sign up online with a credit card (secure) by adding this class to the online shopping cart, and checking out.
Call 510-337-1203 (give Visa/Mastercard/Discover info to employee)
Come into the store and pay with check, cash or Visa/Mastercard/Discover
Discount: Students will receive a 10% discount on in-store merchandise for 4 weeks prior and 2 weeks after the class.
By signing up for this class, you are agreeing to the class enrollment terms and conditions.
Instructor: Iris Sandkühler
Class size: 2 student minimum - 6 student maximum
Date & Time: Saturday, January 18, 2013, 11am-2pm
Friendly Reminder: Please add class materials kit #11496 ($18 materials kit) to your cart at checkout.