Enameling Techniques

Enameling Techniques









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Enameling is the ancient art of fusing glass to metal. In this class we will cover the basics of glass enamel techniques including cloisonné, basse-taille , champlevé, gradients and layering with a range of colors, both opaque and transparent. In each class we will learn a new technique beginning with the basics and moving on into more advanced methods as the class progresses. After covering the basics of enameling we will also be going over simple setting and connection methods to create wearable pieces of art. By the end of this class you will be able to utilize a broad range of traditional and modern enameling techniques to create your own line of beautiful and colorful jewelry.


The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Avenue, Providence RI 02909


For all courses, students must wear a pair of close-toed shoes like sneakers or boots (no sandals, no flip-flops, no peep-toe pumps). Also, you should dress expecting to get a little dirty. Art is messy. In addition, students in metalworking courses must wear clothes made from either cotton or wool—syn-thetic fabrics like fleece and polyester are not safe near an open flame. Pants are required and long sleeves are recommended. Any clothing that has been frayed is not permitted. The studio is well stocked with heavy-duty welding jackets, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.


All students are required to fully read the Steel Yard Registration & Enrollment Policies before attending the first class. Registrants who withdraw from a course at least 10 days prior to the course’s start date may receive a refund, less a $40 registration fee. There are no refunds or rescheduling within 10 days. By not budgeting for cancellations, The Steel Yard is able to keep  costs as low as possible for our students.


The Steel Yard offers scholarships in all of our teaching departments, which make our open enrollment courses accessible to students who may not otherwise be able to afford this unique industrial arts opportunity.