- Advanced Enameling
October 28, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
All skill levels are welcome.
Enameling is the application of ground glass onto metal and firing them at high temperatures so that the glass melts and fuses to the metal. The class will address methods for sifting enamels onto flat and curved surfaces. We will work on small bowls and flat copper shapes to make jewelry or small plaques. Beginning students, those who are new to enameling or those who wish to improve their technique can all be accommodated. Transparent enamels will be used almost exclusively.
About the Instructor: Averill has been enameling for over 50 years, making her living as an enamelist for most of that time. More enamel has passed through her sieves than almost anyone else in the country! Not only has she refined her technique over those years, she is willing and able to pass on her knowledge to other enamelists. She first learned to enamel at a PGC sponsored workshop and although she is an internationally known enamellist, she is uniquely motivated to pass on her knowledge to others, especially here in Pennsylvania. She has exhibited work in the U.S., Canada, England, and South Korea. Her work has been featured in: The Art of Enameling, Contemporary Enameling: Art & Techniques, and 500 Enameled Object as well as in several articles and 2 cover articles in Glass on Metal. She has been elected to her sixth term as President of The Enamelist Society.