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[Workshop] Pierced Plique-a-Jour Enameling


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Hi All,

A great workshop coming up at Metalwerx!

Pierced Plique-a-Jour Enameling
Instructor: Ms. Diane Almeyda
Level: All Skill Levels
Requirements: Basic Metalsmithing Skills
Length: 2 Days
Tuition: $ 350
Time: : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

http://www.metalwerx.com/workshop/44

About:

In this class, a piece of sheet silver will be pierced and sawed,
then enameled “in air” with transparent or translucent enamels. The
end result is one which resembles miniature stained glass.

The class will construct a predetermined design and/or create their
own design, depending on time available and skill of participants.

The class will include learning basic enameling skills such as
sifting, washing, grinding, firing, and polishing, in addition to
learning the metal working skills necessary to complete the project.

Experience needed:

Basic metalsmithing skills (Jewelry I). Enameling experience is not
necessary.

Read about Diane on the Metalwerx Who’s Who page.
http://www.metalwerx.com/staff/116

Karen Christians
M E T A L W E R X
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Ph. 781/891-3854 Fax 3857
http://www.metalwerx.com/
Jewelry/Metalarts School & Cooperative Studio


#2

Diane Almeyda is one of the treasured experts in the field of
enameling, with a specialty in Plique-a-Jour. She is a patient and
superb teacher. IF you are interested in learning about this ancient
art of enameling, this is one workshop you don’t want to miss.

Instructor: Ms. Diane Almeyda
http://www.metalwerx.com/workshop/44

In this class, a piece of sheet silver will be pierced and sawed,
then enameled “in air” (no backing) with transparent or translucent
enamels. The end result is one, which resembles intricate and
beautiful miniature stained glass. Sound easy? Once you learn some
of the “secrets”, it will be! The class will construct a
predetermined design and/or create their own design, depending on
time available and skill of participants. This class is structured so
that there will be no soldering, just lots of sawing and enameling.
The class will include learning basic enameling skills such as
sifting, washing, grinding, firing, and polishing. No previous
experience is necessary, but a steady hand and good eyesight
(magnification is great!) will ensure success.

M E T A L W E R X
School for Jewelry and the Metalarts
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
781 891 3854
www.metalwerx.com