Ken Bova returns to The Makery with a four-day workshop expanding on the possibilities of torch firing and setting enamel pieces. We’ll revisit the unique properties of white liquid enamel and explore the versatility of adding enamel china paints (aka Limoges). Ken will guide us through a process of creating colorful and brilliant imagery for brooch, earring, and small vessel forms as we learn how to dip, brush, pour, paint, draw with, and torch fire these forms of enamel on copper.
Next we’ll discover ways of transforming enameled elements into wearable pieces. Ken will show us a variety of tools and techniques to assemble jewelry components, from simple to sophisticated. We will cover quick and effective fabrication and connecting processes to create settings and linking mechanics for jewelry sized enamel pieces. And while we’ll be working with enamel components, all these techniques translate well to other forms, opening new and versatile possibilities for working with stones, found elements, and earring components.
This is a unique opportunity to work comprehensively with one of the most imaginative and generous instructors teaching today. Best of all, this workshop is perfect for all levels of makers – while some sawing and soldering skill is useful, it is not required! And we’re providing all tools, materials and equipment so all you have to do is bring eye magnification and a willingness to learn new things and have fun!