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We are thrilled to be welcoming master enamelist Linda Darty for a cloisonne master class at The Makery! Over the course of four days, we’ll explore the rich beauty of cloisonné enameling over copper and fine silver, working with transparent and opalescent color on small jewelry scale pieces. We’ll use fine silver wire to create detailed designs, then fill them with color as Linda shares her methods of selecting, applying, and blending enamels for maximum effect. She’ll show us how to achieve value gradations, luminosity and depth, and the best ways to create beautiful gem-like surfaces. We’ll experiment with the added depth of gold and silver foils underneath select colors to create special effects, and discuss matte finishing techniques and setting options unique to enameling. And we’ll do it all working with gorgeous Japanese enamels renowned for their brilliant, luminous color.
Throughout the workshop, Linda will cover all the tools, mechanics, and firing processes for cloisonne enameling, making this an all levels workshop perfect for everyone from adventurous beginners to more experienced enamelists. Everyone will be challenged to work at their own level of experience with Linda’s expert guidance, and should expect to complete several small cloisonné pieces during the workshop.
Your materials kit fee (payable at the conclusion of the workshop) includes just about all the tools, materials and equipment necessary for you to enjoy all four days, including a generous sample set of 25 lead-bearing Japanese enamels that are yours to keep! You just need to bring the following items with you to class:
- Eye magnification (if you need it to see clearly in class)
- A sketch book, tracing paper, and/or colored pencils (if you like designing with them)
- A dust mask rated N100 (Linda recommends this 3M 8233 model)
Workshop Fee: $675
Materials Fee: $195
(taxable and payable at the time of the workshop)
January 23 – 26, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
Reserve your spot by paying in full or making a non-refundable deposit now
and paying the remainder by December 15, 2019
(We’ll send you a separate invoice for the balance and you can pay securely online at your convenience!)
Please be sure to read our Terms and Conditions before registering!
ABOUT LINDA DARTY
Linda Darty learned enameling and metalwork in the mountains of North Carolina, where for 7 years, she lived and worked as assistant to the director of Penland School of Crafts. As professor and coordinator of the metal design program at East Carolina University, she has recently begun a new life in the medieval town of Certaldo, Italy, where she founded and directs ECU’s ITALY INTENSIVES year round study abroad program. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in the heart of Tuscany, the beautiful studios are located in a medieval palace near Florence, where Linda began her own art studies in 1973.
Professor Darty has an extensive national and international exhibition record with work in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, and The Arkansas Art Museum. She is the recipient of the North Carolina Board of Governor’s Teaching Award as well as The Lifetime Achievement Award for Research from East Carolina University, and The Lifetime Achievement Award from The Enamelist Society, an international organization. In 2003, as a more organized way of providing notes to her students, Linda wrote The Art of Enameling, published by Lark books, currently used as a text in many universities. Linda has taught workshops or given visiting artist lectures in England, Ireland, India, Canada, Costa Rica, Scotland, Germany, Korea, Japan, Australia, Italy and throughout the U.S.A.