Monday November 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM PST
Friday November 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM PST

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The Richmond Art Center 
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

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Judy Stone 
Center for Enamel Art 

Why Paint When You Can Enamel: Wall Pieces that are Jewels
with Janly Jaggard 

Registration for this workshop is now full. Contact Judy Stone to be put on the wait list.


The Center for Enamel Art presents this third and final workshop in Radical Enameling Workshop Series for 2014.

This workshop is about creating visually successful images that we call paintings. Tackling the misconception that enamel is paint, Jaggard will use a broad repertoire of techniques coupled with a profound understanding of how glass particles become 'painterly'. For those students who are experienced with enamel, the focus will be on developing sensitivity to the formal elements (line, color, shape, texture, etc.) and applying them effectively. For those students who may not have experience with enamel, the focus will be on introduction to the medium and its practical application to its metal support, copper and steel. 

Enamel techniques could include  salt-water etching, use of fire scale, sifting, sgraffitto, stenciling, raku, silk- screening enamels for multiple firings, airbrushing, etc.

On the final day of the workshop students will make a field trip to KVO Industries in Santa Rosa, CA to fire large enameled steel pieces and gain experience working with industrial materials in an industrial setting.

 All skill levels welcome.                 

                                       student work   

Janly Jaggard was born, raised and educated in England. She has a BFA equivalent in 3D Studies- Ceramics. In the mid 80’s she was introduced to and studied enameling with noted enamelist, Elizabeth Turrell, for several years prior to immigrating to Virginia, USA. She has been enameling ever since. She teaches enameling,drawing and painting at The Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton, VA and is currently studying for an advanced degree in the UK. Her own work is rooted in landscape from which she paints small plein air studies that evolve into either oil paintings or enamels. She finds that both mediums inform and influence each other. The luminosity, application methods, giving up work to the kiln, responding to consequence rather than deliberate determination are all outcomes of enameling. Developing surface, palette, composition and drawing all derive from painting.

Workshop Hours: M-F, 10 AM to 5 PM .

Cost: $495 plus $35 materials fee
Materials List: Provided upon registration or when ready
Registration: Limited to 12
If the workshop is full, contact Judy Stone to be put on a wait list.

Refund Policy:
No refunds unless your workshop position can be filled by another person.

Lodging, Meals, Transportation:
Coming from out of town?  Besides AirBnB, Priceline, and other online room offers there will be a hotel list provided upon request. On the final day of the workshop we will arrange car pools to travel to Santa Rosa. The Center will help you make your stay comfortable and stress free while you are a workshop participant.

The workshop will cover experimental work in raising enamel, copper and silver to the eutectic point at which point the materials melt and combine to produce very unusual effects. Students will learn to use some unique materials such as cat and other animal hair, mica, copper electrical wire, copper as thin as 1 mil, copper screen.  A discussion of proper sifting techniques to apply enamel to copper plates or sheet, and a demonstration of the appropriate firing techniques will allow students to achieve foolproof results with transparent enamels.  That solid base will allow them to go on and experiment  with raising the materials to the eutectic point and in learning to control the results of a seemingly uncontrolled process.  Working with eutectics gives one the feeling of joining with the forces of the Universe, of coming to the edge or a precipice and then pulling back just as the piece is about to drawn into a black hole.