METALS SUMMER SESSION 5
JULY 16–28, 2023
Telling Stories in Cloisonné
In this workshop students will learn the technique of cloisonné enameling and explore its possibilities as a storytelling medium. We’ll begin by making samples and drawing in our sketchbooks to develop ideas, stories, characters, and patterns. These will serve as the basis for each student to create a fully-realized, one-of-a-kind cloisonné jewelry piece. The focus will be on learning cloisonné with opaque colors, but we’ll also cover techniques such as wet packing, inlay, using black or white overglaze and metallic lusters to add detail and play on the surface. Through multiple demos and sample-making, students will learn the secrets of cloisonné. Intermediate/advanced level; basic enameling and metalworking skills required.
Studio artist; teaching: Jewelry School of Montréal, Pocosin Arts (NC), Metalwerx (MA), Silvera Jewelry School (CA); collections: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Yale University Art Gallery (CT), Museum of Fine Arts of Montréal, Enamel Arts Foundation (CA); representation: Galerie Noel Guyomarch’.