[Workshop] [MI] Enameling with Barbara Minor

Hello everyone, Here is about an enameling workshop I
will be teaching at Kendall College in Grand Rapids, Michigan on
September 24, 25, 26, 2010.

Experimental Surfaces: Enameling with Barbara Minor
Course # 10FK W302-A
September 24-25-26, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University
17 Fountain St NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
To register: 1-800-676-2787 ex: 2012

Emphasis in this workshop will be on exploration and
experimentation. Participants will use innovative enameling
techniques to create exciting and unique enameled surfaces. Methods
for creating surfaces will include: enamel shard mosaic, inlay
techniques, embossed silver foil, punch through design, creating
patterns with silver foil, and luster decal application. The basics,
while not the focus of this workshop, will be covered. Students will
work on a number of small pieces that will serve as future technical
references. Beginning knowledge of metalsmithing and enameling
techniques is helpful but not required. Tuition $350 plus $60
materials fee.

Barbara Minor completed her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in jewelry and
metalsmithing at University of Illinois and Indiana State University.
She began enameling during graduate school and continued explorations
of enamel processes, with the support of research grants, while
teaching at the State University of New York at Geneseo from 1976 -
1986. During this time she began enameling on formed metal, creating
enamel jewelry and narrative reliefs in enamel. Since 1986, Barbara
has lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she now concentrates on
her enameled jewelry designs. Barbara conducts workshops, slide
lectures and demonstrations on the subjects of enameling on formed
metal, metal techniques and forming for enamelists, image and idea
development, design principles and pattern development using enamel
color at crafts schools and guilds. Barbara exhibits and markets her
enamel jewelry at major juried craft shows and galleries across the
U.S. and abroad.