Champlevé Enamelling with Helen Aitken-Kuhnen | 2 DAYS
A weekend-long masterclass in champlevé enamelling with renowned artist Helen Aitken-Kuhnen designed for experienced jewellers. 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 experienced jewellers (or previous participants of JamFactory's level 3 silver jewellery course). 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.
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 2: Land to Sea Brooches by Helen Aitken-Kuhnen
Image 3: Angry Coral Brooch by Helen Aitken-Kuhnen
Duration: 2 x 7 hour sessions
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm (with a one hour lunch break)
Dates: 16th & 17th July OR 23rd & 24th July
Tutor: Helen Aitken-Kuhnen
Teaching Studio 1, level 2 JamFactory -19 Morphett Street, Adelaide
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