Create Heirloom Jewels using Vitreous Enamel Set in Sterling Silver

Oct 29, 2022 9:00 am

Sebastopol Center For the Arts 282 South High Street Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States

$150 + $50 Materials Fee

Located in the Painting/Drawing Studio at SebArts

Imagine creating wearable art by working with beautiful vitreous (glass) enamel colors fired on fine silver and set in sterling silver. We will texture (using stamps) and dome fine silver discs. Enamel will be applied to the surface by wet packing the enamels (a mixture of water and enamel powder).

It takes several firings to build and blend your colors and 24k gold foil can be incorporated. The enamel jewels will be set in sterling settings with the possible addition of gemstones to create a unique pendant or earrings that will become Heirloom Jewels.

Warning: Enameling is very addictive. The enamel kiln is courtesy of a grant by the Enamellist Society.

About the Instructor:

Anita Selinger has an art education degree from New York University and a jewelry design degree from Fashion Institute of Technology. For 45 years she has supported herself using modelmaking, enameling, and fabrication skills to create one-of-a-kind custom orders and limited-edition jewelry. Teaching for 40 years has been a great pleasure for her as she treasures the enthusiasm of her students as they create. Her workshops include wax modeling and enameling taught in her studio in Santa Rosa, the Crafts Students League in NYC, Chimera Arts in Sebastopol, and the Mendocino Art Center.