Cloisonne


Cloisonne

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Class Days: Please make a selection aboveSaturday

Class Time: Please make a selection above10am-6pm (15 total hours)

Age Group: Ages 16+

Class Code: Please make a selection above7ENL33A21-A

Continuing Class (See prerequisites in description) Enameling

Price: $360.00

Member Price: $334.00

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Description

Hone your artistic skills with renowned enamel artist Roberta Smith and the intricate, scientific process of cloisonné enameling. Use the rich, subtle, and distinctive colors of transparent and opalescent enamels on fine silver to create small pieces of jewelry or artwork. Students learn painterly shading techniques and high-gloss polishing. PREREQUISITE: Enameling I

All students must review and adhere to all of The Crucible's Health and Safety Guidelines to best protect our students and staff during this public health crisis. Proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test is required for all students. Starting January 1, vaccinations are required for everyone age 12+. If your class is cancelled by The Crucible due to updated county guidance, we are pleased to offer you a refund for a class or session that cannot run.
For adult classes, youth ages 12+ are welcome to take any adult class for ages 16+, if the parent/guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is for classes in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian. Adult classes marked 18+ are only for adults over the age of 18. For youth classes, the age requirements stated on the class are generally non-negotiable, unless a student has taken multiple prior classes with us and gets approval from Crucible staff and the class instructor for an exception.
Students who withdraw at least seven days prior to the first scheduled session of a class will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee. No portion of tuition will be refunded or transferred if a withdrawal is made less than seven days before the class start date. Classes are subject to cancellation; and in the event that The Crucible cancels a class, students receive information about refund, credit, or transfer. If you are interested in taking a class, register early so we know you're interested! There are no make-up classes. No exceptions. While it is infrequent, instructors are subject to change. See all of The Crucible's Policies and Resources.
At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

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Roberta Smith

“I started out making jewelry until I saw Marion Brown´s cloisonné ladies at a craft show in Santa Monica. I knew at once that was what I wanted to do. Marion offered classes at her home in Idyllwild and it was there that I learned the art of enameling. The colors of vitreous enamels intrigue me and I will always be a student of enameling. I have been the treasurer of Enamel Guild: West and am currently treasurer of the Northern California Enamel Guild. I collaborate with three close friends from San Diego, called the Flying Flux, on medium to large-scale enamel pieces, and expanded my experience from working on fine silver to copper. Quite a switch in mediums! Most of my work has been sold in small shows with the Gemological Institute and small craft shows in Southern California. Friends and family own most of my work. I continue to explore all aspects of enameling, but my true love is still small cloisonné wall pieces.” – Roberta

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