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Etching and Champleve Enameling

Instructor: Kristi Glick

This workshop will focus on two processes, electrolytic etching and Champlevé enameling.  Champlevé is an ancient technique using enamel to fill in recesses in a piece of metal allowing the artist to create intricate patterns and images with contrasting glass and metal.  Electrolytic etching uses a low electrical current and an electrolyte solution to remove unprotected metal from a design, creating deep recesses for enameling or lower relief for other metalworking applications.  Students will focus on learning processes and techniques creating samples that can be used for reference when working on future projects.

Earlier Event: May 6
Wax Working and Mold Making
Later Event: October 3
Lost Wax Casting