JILL TOWER - CLOISONNE ENAMEL - JULY 31ST - AUGUST 4TH 2023
JULY 31ST TO AUGUST 4TH (5 DAYS)
KIT FEE $35
Cloisonné Enamel with Unique Stones
Learn how to design and create a cloisonné enamel cabochon inspired by unique stones, step-by-step to final finish. Gain knowledge in wire bending and adhesion techniques, working with transparent color layers, and gradations in a design of your choosing. Make a custom silhouette die for your cloisonné blank. Jill’s fabrication techniques for creating a setting in argentium sterling silver will be demonstrated, but to complete their own projects students should already have basic soldering and bezel fabrication skills. Students will provide their own stones and materials from the supply list. There is also a $35 kit fee. Jill will provide stone selection guidelines and will work individually with students in design preparation ahead of the workshop. No prior enameling experience is required, but intermediate metalsmithing skills are required.
THE FOLLOWING CANCELLATION FEES WILL APPLY UNLESS WE CAN FILL YOUR SPOT FROM THE WAIT LIST.
$50 CANCELLATION FEE APPLIES TO ALL CANCELLATIONS.
$100 CANCELLATON FEE APPLIES TO CANCELLATIONS UP TO 1 MONTH PRIOR TO CLASS.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR CANCELLATIONS 14 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS.
I grew up in Idaho with “rockhound” parents, spending many family vacations hunting opals, agates, onyx, and other treasures all over the U.S. western states. Now years later, my family is more likely to be found buying and selling similar items at the rock and gem shows in Quartzsite and Tucson. My father cuts and cabs many of the stones I use in my work today.
I began my metalsmithing and enameling journey with classes at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, and have further developed my skills in workshops from artists I admire including Harold O’Connor, Merry-Lee Rae, Linda Darty, Jeanie Pratt, and Charity Hall. I work slowly in my free time while raising a family in southern California. Currently, you can find me teaching classes in Enameling at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.