This class is only available to members of MBMAG (Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild). To join the Guild or enroll in the class, go to www.MBMAG.org
Students in this class will learn the fundamentals of creating jewelry scale copper forms that can hold up in the heat required for firing vitreous enamel. At 1500 degrees its not IF the solder will flow but WHEN and being prepared is the key to success. We will begin by searching for inspiration and creating paper models to problem solve and troubleshoot good fabrication foundations then proceed onto forming techniques, strategic soldering, welding and some cold connections. Once students have a few experimental forms to work with we will move onto enamel applications and firings, bringing the forms to life with the dynamics of color.
Skill Levels: A basic understanding of beginning jewelry techniques and some enameling experience.