Beginning Enameling on Copper

with Jan Harris Smith

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • Intro and bio

  • Class outline and expectations

  • History of enameling

  • Explanation of enameling process

  • Explanation of enamel types

  • Safety tips

  • Metal used in enameling

  • Cutting and doming shapes for enameling

  • Creating holes for jump rings

Class 2:

  • Preparing enamel

  • Preparing metal for enamel

  • How to apply counter enamel

  • How to fire the enamel with a torch

  • Stages of surface to watch for in enameling

  • Pickling the torched surface and rinse

Class 3:

  • Applying enamel to piece after counter enameling
  • Troubleshooting firing problems
  • Using a kiln to fire pieces: preparation and equipment
  • Demo kiln firing

Class 4:

  • Sgraffito

  • Graphite firing

  • Decals

Class 5:

  • Rods and chunks

  • Stencils

  • Using copper mesh

Class 6:

  • Rubber stamping and embossing pens

  • Wet packing

  • Liquid enamel

  • Crackle technique


Class 7:

  • Cloisonne

Class 8:

  • Basse-Taille and Champleve

Class 9:

  • Simple settings for pendants


  • Bonus class: How to create an enameled and reticulated silver pendant
  • Bonus item: Materials list
  • Bonus item: Reference sheets

About the course Beginning Enameling on Copper

Join me in this Beginning Enameling on Copper course that teaches the basics of enameling on copper with a torch. Learn how to prepare your metal, prepare and apply enamel and how to use a torch to fire the enamel. Once we learn the basics, I will demonstrate and explain sgraffito, stencils, decals and other techniques. I will also go over solder before enameling and preparing simple settings. Hope you will join me for this Beginning Enameling on Copper class!

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Curious Mondo: Beginning Enameling on Copper

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate 

Target market:
Jewelry makers, anyone who loves silversmithing, jewelry making, or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
Learn the basics of enameling on copper with a torch.



About the instructor

Jan Harris Smith

Jan Harris Smith began working with metal in college and was hooked on making metal jewelry from Jan Harris Smith began working with metal in college and was hooked on making metal jewelry from the first class. She has since completed several college level classes and independent workshops in metal working on her path to becoming an artisan jeweler.

In 2005, Jan took her first class in glass fusion. She has completed several classes and workshops in glass and her primary focus in glass is the use of reactive art glass to create unique colors and reactions.

Jan’s education includes university-level fine art classes and numerous workshops taught by professionals in the silversmithing and glass field. She has also had her art published in magazines and books and won several awards for her work, over the years.

Teaching art has been her passion for over 20 years. She enjoys introducing students to working in art and engaging in the creative process. She has taught in various venues across the United States and Australia, including art retreats, art stores, and art schools.

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