£750.00

This is a five day metal clay intermediate/advanced level masterclass with multi-award winning American jeweller Liz Sabol. The price includes all materials, including 50g Art Clay 950. You may want to bring more Art Clay 950 in case you want to go big! An optional chance to get a custom made laser cut mold to your own design made by Liz is available at an extra cost.

The class runs from Monday 24th until Friday 28th October 2022

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Description

We’re excited to have multi-award winning artist and jeweller Liz Sabol in the UK for the first time to teach a cold-enamel Champleve master class. In this class, Liz is going to share the secrets of designing, making, colouring and finishing cold-enamel champlevé jewellery with a lucky group of students. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn some fantastic techniques with a true master. The maximum class size is eight students so you’ll get lots of personal attention from Liz, this is a unique opportunity for UK students.

This is a five day class. The price includes all materials, including 50g Art Clay 950. You may want to bring more metal clay as specified below in case you want to go big!

The class runs from Monday 24th until Friday 28th October 2022

Timings: 10am – 5pm each day

Skill Level: Intermediate/advanced level metal clay skills are required.

Add some colour to your work! This 5-day intensive masterclass will cover the fundamentals of Champlevé, and cold enamel application using metal clay. We will explore the principals of design, including strategies and guidelines for successful Champlevé pieces. Starting with the basics of wax carving, you will create unique pendants of your own designs from wax molds. Firing tips, as well as finishing techniques will be demonstrated. Then the real fun begins! You will bring your pieces to life by adding colour and dimension, exploring various techniques for blending and shading. Finally, learn about the specifics for applying protective resin, followed by the steps necessary to sand the resin flush and bring it back to a gorgeous glass-like shine.

Optional Laser Cut Custom Mold

Students have the option to create a design prior to the class and have a 50mm x 50mm laser cut custom mold made by Liz. Full details of how to create the design will be sent to students on booking. There is an additional cost of $60 payable to Liz for this option.

What are the main objectives of this cold-enamel Champleve master class?

  • Understanding the design approach and criteria for Champlevé
  • An exploration of the fundamentals for carving a negative mold from wax
  • Exploring painting methods and execution for adding depth and dimension
  • Creating a glass-like finish on resin after sanding

 

What is included in the Price?

The price of this cold-enamel Champleve masterclass includes 50g Art Clay 950 and all consumables including the following: the specific brand of resin Liz uses to achieve her fantastic results, resin application tools, a wax tablet used in the moulding technique Liz uses, sanding sticks, and polishing pads – all of which you will be able to keep – and access to a variety of colours.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • 950 or 960 Sterling Silver Clay – your brand of choice, as long as it’s compatible with a 2 hour firing at 870C/1600F. 50 grams of Art Clay 950 is included in the price but you may want to use more so Liz recommends you bring some extra clay.
  • Sketch paper, pencils and ball point pen
  • Diamond Needle file set
  • Sandpaper sheets – 320 grit, 600 grit
  • Flat clay sanding files, or nail files
  • Fine/small burnisher
  • Scribe
  • 25mm soft flat brush
  • Stencil brush
  • Paint pallet
  • Various sizes and shapes of small paint brushes and mini detailer brushes. Examples:  round 20/0, 12/0, 3/0, 000, 00; flat shader 2/0, 10/0.
  • Magnifying visor recommended.
  • A standard metal clay toolkit, textures, drying forms, cutters, stencils etc listed below will be available in the studio but please bring your own if you have any of these tools you particularly like to work with:-
    • work surfaces
    • release (oil, Badger Balm etc)
    • clay roller
    • thickness guides (playing cards, slats etc)
    • slip brushes
    • clay shapers
    • sharp Exacto or scalpel blades
    • clay pick or pin tool
    • sanding/filing tools
    • punches
    • stencils
    • textures
    • drying forms
    • plus any other favourite clay tools

 

All our normal terms and conditions apply to class bookings.

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