Champlevé Enamelling with Helen Aitken-Kuhnen | 2 DAYS
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.
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 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
Teaching Studio 1, level 2 JamFactory -19 Morphett Street, Adelaide
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