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Metals A Summer Session 2

Metals Summer Session 2
June 5–June 17
Danni Xu
Illustration in Enamel

Enameling is fusing powdered glass to a metal surface. This workshop will introduce various enameling techniques to create imagery. Whether you are inspired by nostalgic memories or your favorite novels, you will jump into the illustrative world of enameling and start building the skills needed to translate your imagery into glass on metal. We’ll begin with the basic process of sifting enamel onto copper and then explore a variety of techniques such as cloisonné, champlevé, China paint, and decal. We’ll also cover some fundamental jewelry techniques to support the creation of samples and finished pieces. All levels. Upper metals studio.

Studio artist, adjunct instructor at Kean University (NJ); other teaching: Rhode Island School of Design, Lillstreet Art Center (Chicago); Tiffany & Co. Foundation scholarships; exhibitions: Beijing International Jewellery Art Exhibition (China), Lincal Lab (Portugal), Metal Works (NYC), Pistachios Contemporary Art Jewelry (Chicago), Baltimore Jewelry Center, Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss a traveling exhibition from The Enamelist Society. 

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Danni Xu, Handmade Memory #2, silver, copper, steel, enamel, embroidery thread, plexiglas, 4 x 3 x 1 inches
Danni Xu, Handmade Memory #2, silver, copper, steel, enamel, embroidery thread, plexiglas, 4 x 3 x 1 inches