METAL ARTS GUILD OF GEORGIA

2 Day Virtual Workshop: Kiln Fired Enameling Techniques with Annie Grimes Williams

  • Saturday, February 05, 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, February 06, 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • Your own home studio or in the MAGG Studio
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2 Day VIRTUAL Workshop

Kiln Fired Enameling Techniques

with Annie Grimes Williams

   

Saturday - Sunday

February 5th-6th 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily

*SIGN UP BY 1/17/2022 to get Early-Bird Special!


If you wish to take this workshop but don't have a kiln at home, register for this workshop and the MAGG open studio event. Bench space is limited, so sign up soon! 



Class Description

Learn how to add dynamic color and texture to your metalwork using kiln-fired vitreous enamel! This workshop will cover the basics of how to clean and prep your metal pieces, how to apply opaque powdered enamels using sifting techniques, and how to build up layers using sgraffito, gradients, stencils, and more to add fabulous textures to your work. We will focus on making sample pieces on copper so that you can explore the different techniques discussed without the pressure of designing finished pieces. We'll talk tips, tricks, and troubleshooting, and get you on your way to incorporating beautiful colorful enamel into your own work.

As a special bonus, Annie will demonstrate her technique of adding color to liquid-form white enamel by  kiln and torch firing.

This workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate enamellists. We will not be covering metalsmithing techniques in this workshop, so students should come with at least 10 copper blanks ready to enamel. Students without metalsmithing experience can order copper blanks to use for their samples rather than making their own.


Annie Grimes Williams


Annie Grimes Williams is a native of North Carolina, and currently lives in Winston-Salem, NC. She works full time as a metalsmith, making work in her studio and traveling to exhibit in Craft Fairs as well as show work in galleries around the country. Annie is an exhibiting member of several regional craft guilds and serves on multiple boards for local art organizations. She also teaches metalsmithing and enameling workshops at Sawtooth School for Visual Art and as a visiting artist in studios around the Southeast.

When she is not in the studio, Annie enjoys spending time with her husband, 6 year old son, and dog exploring the outdoors at local parks and retreating to the beach whenever possible. Her love for nature can be seen in her work which often features nature-inspired forms, colors, and textures.


Workshop Artist Assistant

Alan Bremer


Cost

$300 Members

$325 Non-Members

Early-Bird: Sign up by 12/22/2021 to get $25 off


Materials & Supply


Tool List:

  • Enameling Kiln (front loading table top kiln that can reach and hold 1500 degrees F)
  • Firing Fork     https://thompsonenamel.com/product/k-4-firing-fork/
  • Firing Screen     https://www.riogrande.com/product/Stainless-Steel-Mesh-Firing-Rack-Large/350008
  • Three-Point Trivets (at least 2 - 2" trivets)     https://www.riogrande.com/product/Thompson-2-Three-Point-Trivet-TPT-2/119307
  • Non-Flammable Surface (fire bricks, steel plate, etc)
  • Tongs/tweezers/pliers (clean)     https://www.riogrande.com/product/heavy-duty-curved-copper-tweezers/501017
  • Jeweler's Pickle (heat in a small crock pot you can grab at your local thrift store)      https://www.riogrande.com/product/rio-pickle-for-non-ferrous-metals-3-lbs/5010233
  • Dust mask (N95 or cloth face masks are fine)
  • Sifter: 40 mesh (I prefer medium 1.25" diameter, but large 2" diameter is fine)     https://thompsonenamel.com/product/sifters/
  • Small cup or container for Klyr Fire
  • Small Paintbrush (I prefer a flat/shader brush about 1/4" wide)
  • Needle (regular sewing needle you'd use to stitch on a button)
  • Magazine pages

Supplies:

  • 10+ prepared copper blanks: 18-22g, at least 1.5"x1.5", flat with clean filed edges (I prefer 22g for jewelry size pieces)

*Feel free to cut shapes (as long as they are large enough for you to really try out the design techniques) and pre-drill holes if you would like to use these samples as pieces later, but this is not necessary.

https://thompsonenamel.com/product/stamped-copper-squares/

  • Klyr Fire (holding agent)

https://thompsonenamel.com/product/a-1-klyr-fire-water-base/

Enamels - Sample Set of 10 Colors Thompson Lead Free Opaque Enamels (or at least 3-5 colors)**

https://thompsonenamel.com/product/samp-b-sample-set-of-10-colors/

**Annie’s favorites (but feel free to choose your own. You will want some contrast.)

  • 1030 Foundation, 1202 Off White, 1308 Lichen, 1345 Hunters, 1410 Robin’s Egg,
  • 1425 Sapphire, 1430 Spruce, 1465 Peacock, 1515 Horizon, 1620 Daphne, 1660 Ultramarine,
  • 1715 Clover,  1745 Foxglove, 1780 Grape, 1820 Goldenrod, 1860 Flame Orange,
  • 1880 Flame Red, 1910 Pussywillow, 1940 Steel, 1995/1996 Black


Where

In the comfort of your home studio or

in-person at MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340.

if at home, PC/phone with Zoom and kiln is required.


Registration

Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually.

Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org

If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email info@metalartsguildga.com.


Cancellation / Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

For any questions or additional information email: info@metalartsguildga.org

Address:

5353 Buford HWY NE

Atlanta, GA  30340

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