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Introduction to Enameling
Introduction to Enameling
Instructor: Miriam Serot-Shore
Price: $230.00
Dates: 10/27 – 10/28
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (6 hours)
Class Days: Saturday and Sunday
Number of Classes: 2
No Class On: 01/01/17
Enameling is a beautiful and ancient art form in which colored glass powder is heat-fused to a metal surface. Through demonstrations and exercises, students will learn several tools and techniques to make enamel objects for jewelry, including material preparation, methods of application, and finishing. The course will cover basic techniques including sifting, sgraffito, and wet inlay techniques. No previous experience with metalworking is required, though some basic knowledge of jewelry studio tools is beneficial. Each student will come away with a catalogue of samples and at least one enameled copper pendant. Copper and enamels will be provided for practice, exercises, and construction of personal projects. If students wish to work in silver, they will have to pay an additional fee at the end of the weekend to cover the cost of their silver.
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Instructor Info: Miriam Serot-Shore:
Born in Philadelphia in 1982, Miriam Serot-Shore studied journalism, worked as a veterinary technician, and owned a wedding cake company. In 2015 she graduated with honors from The University of the Arts with a BFA in Crafts, concentrating in small metals. Her jewelry has been exhibited at Moore college of Art and Design, UArts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, University of Pennsylvania Museum, and SNAG Boston. Her writing has been published in Art Jewelry Forum, Edge magazine, and the UArts Hand-Eye catalog. After graduation Miriam moved to Rhode Island to design costume jewelry for a manufacturing company whose clientele included international department stores and designers. She is now working on her own line of fine craft jewelry and objects.