Jewelry with Priess - ENAMELING (ALL LEVELS)

  • $120.00

Learn Jewelry Enameling with Instructor Susan Priess at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) Learn the basics of enameling jewelry, including using enameling tools, kiln safety, working with powdered glass, and embellishing your enamel work with glass frit, millefiori, and reflective beads.

You will apply vitreous enamel to metal using a sifter and a brush, learn the sgrafitto technique, explore cloisonné and champlevé. See powdered glass bring metal alive with glowing colors after firing with precision and evolve into glorious original jewelry designed by you!

Instructor will have additional die-cut copper forms and other materials available for purchase.  

Basic Tool Kit:

For sale at first class - $35 – you own it

or for rent at first class for 6-week session - $15

 Lab fee (covers enamels, adhesives, embellishments and other consumables) - $12 per 6-week session.

  •  Flanged firing rack 4”x4” - 1
  • Three-point enameling trivets – 1 medium & 1 small
  • Enamel Sifters 40 mesh screen size – 1 medium & 1 small
  • Stainless Steel Precision Tweezers Pattern #3 - 1
  • N95 Mast - 1
  • Brush – 1
  • Plastic spoon – 1
  • Toothpicks

 Additional specialized tools will be available for sale by instructor.

ENAMELING FOR JEWELRY (All Levels): $120 ($96 VAC Member)

 4 Week Class:  Tuesdays, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Susan Priess, Instructor

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Registration: Registration closes 72 hours prior to start date. If you miss the start date, email and ask to join mid-session. Please register and reserve your space online so we can send you instructions and video links. If you have difficulty registering online, please call the VAC at 941-639-8810 (10am and 2pm, Monday through Friday), or email and someone will help you.

    All class dates and times are subject to change. Classes with a start date within 30 days require payment in full to reserve a place. Prepaid class fees (paid more than 30 days in advance) are refundable less a non-refundable reservation deposit of $25 (VAC Members $20) up until 30 days prior to a class start date at which time all class fees become non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by the VAC.  

    Please register early. Classes with less than five registered students may be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance of the start date.  Cancellation notifications are made by email and/or telephone (including voice messages) to the email address and telephone number on file. Please check your voice mail and email prior to leaving for class.