The National Enamelist Guild is offering a workshop May 18-20, 2018 at Glen Echo, Maryland, from 10:30 to 4:30. Cindy Silas, a well-known metal clay artist, will teach the class. Students will learn to make and enamel metal clay jewelry or other small items in both silver and copper clay. They will spend the first two days creating metal pieces for enameling with custom shapes, thicknesses, textures, and embellishments such as bails, bezels, and fireable gemstones. Students will learn metal clay specific techniques such as texturing, cutting, doming, construction, firing and finishing. By day three or before students will start enameling their pieces plus learn a few additional techniques that Cindy has developed that can embellish enameled work.
The cost is $350 for three days, plus a supply fee for the metal clay depending on how much you use. To register: (1) go to http://www.glenechopark.org, (2) click on “Take a Class”, then “Register”; (3) under “Catalog Search”, Type “Enameling on Metal Clay”. Or call the registrar at 301-634-2226. To see more on metal clay and the instructor go to www.cindysilas.com. Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.