Saw & Solder Champleve
Champleve is a beautiful enameling technique where recessed areas in metal are filled with vitreous enamels. Using design techniques like sawing, filing, sweat soldering, wet packing, stoning, finishing, and patina, students will create a design in metal, solder it to a metal backing, then fill the open areas in the design with colorful enamels to be fired in the kilns. Students will complete at least two earrings, pins, or pendants. Prior sawing and soldering experience is helpful, but not required.
PREREQUISITE: Enameling I