Experimental Enameling with Barbara Minor

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Experimental Enameling with Barbara Minor

Time: October 21, 2011 at 10am to October 24, 2011 at 5pm
Location: The Ranch. Center for Arts & Craft
Website or Map: http://www.artattheranch.com
Phone: 360-568-7709
Event Type: metals, workshop
Organized By: Randi Harper
Latest Activity: Sep 3, 2011

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Enamelled Surfaces: A Guided Exploration

Instructor: Barbara Minor

Oct 21 – 24, 2011

10am – 5pm


Learn the essentials of enameling within the context of an experimental and

non-traditional approach.

Create exciting enameled surfaces through guided explorations of opaque and transparent enamel materials and sifted applications.  Techniques covered will include stenciling, dry screening, foil application and embossed foil, basse taille and turbo-champleve; and inlay of enamel shards, seed beads, silver foil “spit balls” and screen.

Essential enameling information will enamel types, properties and application; enamel/metal preparation; kilns/kiln furniture; the importance of test tiles; edge/surface finishing and setting possibilities. 

Students will work on their choice of demonstrated techniques to create enmameled pieces that can serve as technical reference or for use in future finished pieces. 

All levels welcome.  Basic metalsmithing/jewelry skills will be helpful.

Course # F11102124    $475.



Barbara Minor,  a studio artist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is renowned for her experimental work and research in enameling. Her innovative enameled beads, her distinctive enameled jewelry and her unique enameled vessels are widely exhibited and collected. Barbara has taught at SUNY Geneseo as well as major venues in the US and abroad. Her work has been pictured in “500 Enameled Objects,” “The Art of Enameling,”  “Art Jewelry Today” etc.  To see more of her work, visit www.barbaraminor.com

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