03/28/2015, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location:Memphis Botanic Garden map
is an enameling technique dating back to the Romans that typically
utilizes chasing and engraving techniques to create low-relief areas in
silver or gold to be enameled with translucent enamels.
If that sounds intimidating, fear not!
Technology is a grand thing, and, through a product called Metal Clay,
you will be able to produce a piece of fine silver jewelry that looks
like Basse-Taille but without the need for a lifetime of skills or a
small fortune in tools. Metal clay is an amazing material that works
like an air-dry modeling clay, but, after firing, becomes fine silver.
this workshop, we will spend the first half of the day creating the
fine silver piece using low relief textures (rubber stamps are great for
this) and basic shapes to create a pendant or pair of earrings. A
generous 20g package of metal clay (retail value $50) is included in
your class fee. After lunch, the metal clay will come out of the kiln
and we'll spend the afternoon enameling, using colors pre-selected for
their high success rate.
Experience with metal clays and/or
enameling is not required for this class. We'll cover all the basics and
you'll leave class with lots of inspiration and information to keep the
creativity going! This class is for anyone wanting to learn to create
their own precious metal elements, add permanent color to their work, or
explore enameling basics. You will leave class with a finished piece. All
materials and tools are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own
tools and textures that you would like to use in class.
You are welcome
to bring a sack lunch or order from Fratelli's Café at the Garden.
members $90/non-members $105. Call 636-4128 for more information or to
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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)