Welcome to my blog about Enamels & Enameling of Cloisonne Jewelry Techniques, Plique a Jour, Champleve and many other Enamel Jewelry Techniques. This site is a donation of everyones time to share and further the education of the fine art of enameling. I am very happy to answer questions to help you, but please ask here and not emailing me directly. It save me time and others can share also. Thanks!!
Each Topic on the left of this page is a chapter that is constantly growing as I add demos and information to them. So visit often and learn the beautiful art of Cloisonne and many other Enamel techniques.
I create Gold Enamel Jewelry, from my own designs and custom enamel jewelry. It is wonderful to help a client design a unique piece of jewelry that is like no one else’s. I don’t know about you, but I do not like to look like everyone else. I am a unique individual and want what I wear to say so. If you ever want to take your enamel jewelry, plique a jour or cloisonné jewelry to the next level do not hesitate to contact me to help. I only create the finest enamel jewelry.
Announcing “Cloisonné and Beyond” 2016
It is all about color gradation! Like the Hawaiian Fish Pendant above the enamel color moves from green to blue, dramatically yet subtly.This will be our focus.
Many of you have attended my classes in the past and this will be another great one. 5 full days to study enameling with me. I start my classes with water colors. Just look at the brooch above and notice how the enamels lay on each other, blended perfectly. Water colors translate very well into enameling and is a wonderful way to think through the colors in you mind that will become permeant in enamels. Enamel theory, yes! Many do not care how the enamels react to each other, put them on the metal and fire. You get what you get…and they like the surprise. I find prefer to be in control of the out come. If I know the expansion rates of the enamels I want to use as well as their likes and dislikes, the success is rewarding. I am here to share my many years of research!
Each student will design their own jewel. I am happy to help in advance of this class, so you can get the most of our time together. So let’s get right to it! One spot left! Open to all levels!
Sept 22 -26 2016 Clear Creek Academy of Jewelry and Metal Arts
Denver Colorado, http://www.clearcreekacademy.com registration opening now!
The Ada Brooch
This beautiful brooch of Plique a Jour lead Tom Herman and I to an excited level of appreciation of this delicate technique. Together with the assistance of Nancy Gardner and the Mendocino Art Center Tom and I will be teaching our two specialities.
Tom Herman you probably know as www.sevennfingers.com will teach chasing and carving. He is a true Master! Students in his class will sculpt metal into ornamental patterns using Bas Relief techniques, as well as engraving and saw piercing.
In my class we will explore Plique a Jour in 3D , known as backless cloisonné or windows of light. With the knowledge of the expansion of various enamels and capillary action you will be able to put your skills to the test by forming and saw piercing fine silver to create our own 3D jewels of light, sparkling through beautiful colors of enamel.
Let’s take an in-depth look at the early Master”s work of Plique a Jour including how they possibly achieved this extraordinary work. Jan 11 – 15. These two workshops will be followed by two open studio sessions where artist will receive our assistance for a couple of hours each day. Artist are invited to join us for part or all. Open sessions are Jan 18- 22 and Jan 23- 27
During the open studio time Tom and I will be building = alloying, forming, chasing, saw piercing, and enameling a Matilija Poppy. A long time resident of the art center. Once completed the brooch will be auctioned and proceeds will go to benefit the Mendocino Art Center
Registration www.mendocinoartcenter.org/masters.html or call 707-937.5818 x10
Let me introduce you to an amazing Artist. “I am Gocha Gurgenidze it has been 15 years since I am working , I started off as hobby but later on it turned out as my profession. Material I work on is pure gold and silver , I do not show my work in galleries only personal orders , a lot of my work is kept in personal collection of patriarch , unfortunately I just started to take pictures of my work recently , obviously I sell them. Everything is handmade. Thanks for appreciating my work”
Wow, wow, wow!! That is what I call cloisonné!! a contact for Gocha email@example.com
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Here is a quick view of our 55F-IP model. This is the 5 x 5 interior with an Analog controller. I have just launched my dedicated website for these kilns. Check it out here Kilns
We just had our first International order ship! Very exciting.
Happy 2016! Hard to Believe. But Hope you are all ready for a great new year in Enameling!!