Students will be introduced to classical techniques of cloisonné enamel. Through guided demos & instruction students will learn safety protocols & procedures, basic silver wire bending techniques, & proper tool & kiln use. Students will be taught enamel washing & disposal, enamel application, optional mason stain & painting enamel application, & final grinding & finishing. Once all students are finished with their pieces, they will participate in a group critique/show and tell.
Students will be required to have 3 designs ready before the class that they will email Darci Shea for pre-approval, one of which will be the final class project. Students may follow a guided design by Darci Shea with the express understanding that they may NOT sell the piece as their own.
Darci Shea Bogdan was an honoree in the American Jewelry Design Council José Hess Awards. Darci Shea is a cloisonné enamel artist focusing on work that mirrors the majesty and magic of the natural world.