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vitreous enameling

with Danni Schwaag

date:                 20th - 24th of August | duration: 5 days, 30 hrs
participants:     min. 4 / max. 6
language:        English, Spanish and German
fee:                 625 € (students 475 €)

Enameling is one of the world’s oldest technologies. Its brilliant colour and durability make it a favorable technique to add color and pattern to your jewelry and objects.

This enamel workshop is aimed at anyone interested in working with enamel, as a way of adding colour and texture to copper. It can be used painted, dripped, sgraffito, layered and ground back, textured and more.

You will have the opportunity to experiment with all these techniques, using opaque and transparent enamels and using the kiln to design and create jewelry pieces.

Enameling involves fusing powdered glass onto your surface, like copper, silver, gold and firing it to create hard decorative surfaces.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:

- kiln, safety equipment, enamel colours, enamel equipment, copper sheet, copper wire

Workshop materials and tools supplied by the participant:

- basic jewellery tools like saw, pliers, files, drills in different sizes

- copper sheet in various sizes, fine silver or gold sheets (optional)

- different wires in silver, gold (optional)