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Champlevé Enamelling with Helen Aitken-Kuhnen | 2 DAYS

Regular price $650.00

A weekend-long masterclass in champlevé enamelling with renowned artist Helen Aitken-Kuhnen designed for students with prior jewellery-making experience. Students will design and make pieces with a number of cells, or recessed areas in which to place the enamel, receiving expert guidance on the following:

  • the preparation of different metals and surfaces for the champlevé technique
  • the properties and use of different types of enamels
  • techniques for layering enamels
  • how to enamel on a curved surface
  • how to fire and finish their pieces

This session is suitable for students with basic jewellery making skills (or previous participants of JamFactory's level 1 silver jewellery course or higher). All required materials are supplied; participants will be supplied with a kit of materials for the workshop but are welcome to bring in an extra sheet of silver or copper to work on specific projects.

OH&S
Please note that P2 or N95 face masks are a requirement for this particular session; face masks will be available for use on the day if participants do not have the required mask type.

Helen Aitken-Kuhnen

Helen Aitken-Kuhnen is a founding director of Bilk Gallery for Metal and Glass, a contemporary gallery that has been running for 19 years; first in Queanbeyan, then Manuka, and now in Carwoola.

Helen is renowned for her mastery of enamelling with a career that spans 43 years. Her work is held in collections with every major institution in Australia as well as international collections.

Image 7: Land to Sea Brooches by Helen Aitken-Kuhnen
Image 8: Angry Coral Brooch by Helen Aitken-Kuhnen



Duration: 2 x 7 hour sessions
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm (with a lunch break)
Dates: 8th & 9th October 2022
Tutor: Helen Aitken-Kuhnen               

Location: 
Teaching Studio 1, level 2 JamFactory -19 Morphett Street, Adelaide
Ages 16+

 

 

General information on our short course requirements, facilities and refund policy can be found here