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Alison Pack Workshop, In-Person ~ Fluid Form and Creative Color in Enameling, May 14 – 15, 2022

May 14 @ 10:00 am - May 15 @ 10:00 am



Instructor ~ Alison Pack
May 14 – 15, 2022

A two-day Workshop

Open to adventurous beginners to advanced jewelry/enamel artists.  No prior experience required.

Fluid Form and Creative Color in Enameling


In-Person 2-day Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, May 14 – 15, 2022

10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day 

$350.00 for both days
Days not sold separately.

*** KIT FEE $25 ~ Payable in class ***

At this time, vaccinations and masks are required.

Please be prepared to show vaccination record.

See below for studio precautions.*** 

*** Bring a bag lunch & closed drink container *** Studio will provide dessert

An informal dinner with the instructor will be planned for Saturday evening in the Mechanicsburg area for those who wish to join us! 

To sign up, go to:

Class description:
Fluid Form and Creative Color in Enameling

Enjoy Alison’s unique style and outlook with enameling!This workshop will show students how to quickly and easily translate floral shapes into three dimensional forms in light gauge copper suitable for enameling.  Students will create one or two fun whimsical enameled floral pendants. Previous experience with annealing, soldering, sawing, enameling and jewelry skills are helpful but not required.  A variety of skill levels are welcome.

The objective is to bring life, energy and luminosity into the metal with enamel, however the forming skills that will be introduced can be utilized with future alternative coloring processes.
Students will utilize basic forming techniques using delrin mallets, carved wooden stakes, pliers and their hands. The overall goal is to give students confidence in forming allowing them to create while fully embracing the 3D form.  Basic enameling techniques with be covered, as well as application of China Paints and fusing cubic zirconia into the enamel.  Both days are technique-oriented with students producing samples of the techniques taught.

Instructor Bio: Alison Pack (recently married to artist Ken Bova) is a professor of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at Radford University.  Her work tells stories through imagery that present stereotypes, misconceptions, and clichés of womanhood.  Her works are created through traditional metal working processes of forming, raising, fabrication, casting, and enameling.  She is a 2016 Niche award winner in the hollowware category. Recent exhibitions include Handcrafted 2022, Paper Alchemy – Istanbul, Under Fire 3: An International Juried Enameling Exhibition, The Enamelist Society Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss, Alchemy 5 Transformation in Contemporary Enamels. Publications include The Art of Fine Enameling, Humor in Craft, Cast, Art Jewelry Today 3, and Art Jewelry Today 2.  Symposium presentations include East Carolina Material Topics, Yuma Symposium and Texas Metals Symposium.

Duration: Two days, 6 hours each day

*** Day 1 ~ Saturday –  Students will be introduced to basic sawing, piercing, drilling, and forming techniques including the use of special homemade hammers and wooden forming stakes to achieve unique floral forms.  We’ll examine several sample pieces and look at a variety of patterns and shapes that can be translated into three dimensional forms.  We’ll learn how to anneal and clean metal in preparation for enamel applications.  Additionally, on the first day we’ll get an introduction to the application of powder enamel on our copper forms including basic sifting and firing techniques to get special effects.  In the process we’ll explore color selection and how different enamels work together. Time will be devoted to creating a completed wearable form.

*** Day 2 ~ Sunday –  We’ll get an introduction to some additional enamel applications (firing cubic zirconia and applying china paints) along with how to utilize tube riveting techniques to assemble our forms.  The day will be devoted to studio time in order to both practice enameling and to complete individual wearable pendant forms.

*** STUDIO Covid safety precautions in place:

Social distancing with plexiglass dividers between each student, sanitized surfaces; hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes on every student table area;  plenty of ventilation with circulating fresh air; pack-your-own-lunch. 

                                  No refunds after April 30th 

                        ★THINGS TO BRING
*** LUNCH *** – BYO Bag lunch and covered drink, mask, optional apron.

Charmed I’m Sure Studio is located at
7 Nita Court, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.
Jean’s cell – 717-919-7444.
I encourage you to arrive by 9.45 AM.
Class will begin promptly at 10:00 AM.

Please park at the lower end of the driveway OR in the cul-de-sac “nose in” to the property (do not block mail boxes).
Enter around the LEFT side of the house through the studio door.  Follow the arrows 😉

*** NOTE – Please respect any No Parking signs and do not park on lawns. ***

Without purchasing a ticket in advance, Charmed I’m Sure Studio cannot reserve a space in any workshop.
Please feel free to share workshop announcements and website information!

We now have special rates at several close-by hotels! 

                     FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES
503 Winding Creek Boulevard Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050
OR 1 717-766-9006
Nightly rate is $89 per night for Charmed I’m Sure students.  Reserve early as the hotel fills fast.
Ask for the Charmed I’m Sure Studio rate.  Ask to talk to BILL if our deal is not available.  He’ll fix you up if there are any rooms available in the hotel.
Use this special rate link:

                  Holiday Inn Express and Suites
2055 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Guests can call their reservations system and ask to be a part of “Charmed I’m Sure Studio” and they will be directed to a 10% discount.

Best Western Plus
4900 Woodland DR
Enola, PA 17025

Guests need to tell that they are part of  “Charmed Studio” and staff should be able to assist them for the booking.  The rate for our group is $89.00 a night plus taxes, etc.

                            La Quinta
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(Class registration available as I get complete instructor information)

February 19, 2022 ~ Nancy Bryant, Woodland Set (Sterling jewelry set)

March 12, 2022 ~ Jean Van Brederode, Winged Angel Cuff

March 19, 2022 ~ Nancy Sacco, To Be Announced

April 23, 2022 ~ Nancy Bryant, To Be Announced

April 30, 2022 ~ Nancy Sacco, To Be Announced

May 14 – 15, 2022 ~ Alison Pack, Fluid Form and Creative Color in Enameling

May 21 – 22, 2022 ~ Tom Ellis, Techniques Using Stencils and Separation Enamels

June 4, 2022, Nancy Sacco, To Be Announced

June 10 – 12, 2022 ~ April Wengren, Mason Stains

June 25, 2022 ~ Jean Van Brederode, Sterling Hair Ornament

July 16, 2022 ~ Jean Van Brederode, To Be Announced

August 5 – 7 ~ Sulie Girardi (silver clay artist from Austria)

August 13, 2022 ~ Jean Van Brederode, Enameled Bangles

August 21, 2022 ~ Nancy Sacco, To Be Announced

September 9 – 11, 2022 ~ April Wengren, To Be Announced

September 16 – 18, 2022 ~ Eva Sherman, To Be Announced

September 24, 2022 ~ Nancy Sacco, To Be Announced

September 25, 2022 ~ Jean Van Brederode, Halloween Bat

September 30 – October 2 ~ Debora Mauser, To Be Announced

October 15, 2022 ~ Jean Van Brederode, To Be Announced

October 29, 2022 ~ Nancy Sacco, To Be Announced



Charmed I’m Sure Studio
7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States


Charmed I’m Sure Studio


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