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Jewelry Department

Judy Stone

Judy Stone

Judy Stone

Judy Stone

Judy Stone

Instructor: Judy Stone

October 13–15, 2017 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
Intermediate (some basic enamel experience required)

LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar to register for this class.
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


The concept of enamel layers is complex, diverse, and well worth exploring. Layering is one of those ways that enameling is special. By building up layers through several firings of a piece, enamel can:

• reflect color as dimensionality and become polychromatic.
• look very painterly
• create a complicated and diverse palette

In this workshop we will start by drawing lines and negative space using the sgrafitto (scratch-through) technique on an airbrushed white enamel surface which is applied as a liquid and then fired. The lines will serve as a sort of “reverse cloisonné” guiding our color applications. The white background will act as our canvas and the revealing of the copper through transparent enamels will be our key to the three-dimensional nature of the material. We may be firing up to 10 layers on any given piece as we explore what happens as each layer is morphed by heat and the layers that are underneath change. This will also be an exercise in evaluating dark and light on a color field; the interplay of enamels from various manufacturers; the mixing of transparent, opaque and opalescent; and the influence of particle size on layering. In addition we will be taking away partial layers through abrasion and examining various finishing techniques and how they influence the optics of what has been created.

JUDY STONE, who lives in the Bay Area, has been enameling professionally for over 45 years. She has taught enameling all over the US and abroad and exhibited widely. She considers herself an advocate for the medium. She has served as a board member of the Enamelist Society and the Northern California Enamel Guild. She is founder and board president of the Center for Enamel Art. She is also Enamel Department Head at The Crucible in Oakland, CA.

Visit Judy Stone's website


Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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