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Forged & Enameled Bowls ~ It’s Hammer Time!

July 17 @ 10:00 am - July 18 @ 5:00 pm



Forged and Enameled Bowls – It’s Hammer time!

Instructor ~ April Wengren


2 Day Workshop
Sat & Sun, July 17 – 18, 2021

10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day
$145.00 for the 2 days
Kit Fee – NONE, All supplies provided!

Masks required if not immunized. Bring a bag lunch & closed drink container 

To sign up, go to the bottom of the page.


Class description:

“If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning, I’d hammer in the evening”
… and I’d hammer this flat sheet of copper into an enchanting bowl! 

Join instructor, April Wengren for a two day class to hammer, form, and kiln (or torch) enamel two different bowl styles.  You will learn several enameling and decorating methods to take your bowls (or other enameling) to the next level!

Students will learn: 
(1) Annealing and pickling copper
(2) How to take a flat sheet of copper and, by just using a hammer and a dapping form, create two different style bowls
(3) How to kiln or torch enamel a 3-D form; Both will be discussed
(4) Mixing, using, applying, & firing liquid enamel 533 white
(5) Application & firing of 80 mesh enamels
(6) Use & firing of 80 mesh transparent clear enamel
(7) Using an underglaze to create designs and patterns in a unique way
(8) Sgraffito
(9) Kiln firing
Beginners welcome!!

Studio provides two 4 inch squares of 24 gauge copper per student, 533 Liquid white, 80 mesh transparent clear, counter enamel.  Use of P-3 underglaze black, all firing supplies, forming tools. and other studio tools as needed.

*** Due to Covid restrictions, masks are required if you have not been fully vaccinated, otherwise they are voluntary.  Be prepared to provide your immunization card.  Also, plexiglass barriers are between each student work area.

*** Bring a bag lunch and covered drink container each day.  Jean will provide a yummy dessert! 

*** STUDIO Covid safety precautions in place:
Social distancing; sanitized surfaces; hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes on every student table area; plexiglass dividers between students; circulating fresh air; pack-your-own-lunch. 

You may choose “Check Payment” to pay by personal check.  Checks may be made out  to Jean Van Brederode and sent within one week to:

Jean Van Brederode
7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-1569

FYI – For workshops over $200, payment installments are permitted
by choosing the “Check Payments” option.

No refunds after July 11, 2021

*** LUNCH *** – BYO Bag lunch and covered drink, mask, optional apron.

Instructor requirements to bring:

Dust mask for sifting 80 mesh enamels.  (Studio will have new ones to share.)

Not required but very helpful ~ Studio has all this for you to use, but you are welcome to provide your own:
Wood dapping block, round (Rio # 112447 for a picture to see what I mean); Pear-shaped plastic head mallet (Rio #112235 for reference); Metal forming sandbag (Rio #112044);  Artist’s silicone (clay tools) color shapers (wipe out tools).  Ear plugs will be helpful as there will be a lot of hammering (studio has earplugs and sound canceling headgear to share.)
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.
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!

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!  We now have special rates at the brand new Fairfield Inn which is less than one mile away from the studio! 

503 Winding Creek Boulevard Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050 +1 717-795-1918

Fairfield Inn offers an indoor pool, hot tub, FREE breakfast, 24 hr fitness center, meeting room, plenty of parking, and is about one mile away.  Nightly rate is $89 per night for Charmed I’m Sure students.
Use this special rate link:
Call the Marriott at 1 717-795-1918 OR 1 717-766-9006 and ask for the Charmed I’m Sure Studio rate of $89 per night.



NEW!!!  June 13 – Erin Keck – Steampunk Birds
June 19 – Jean Van Brederode – Serpent’s Eye Pendant Necklace
June 26 – Nancy Sacco (Silver Jewelry) To be announced shortly
June 27 – Jean Van Brederode Let’s Face It (Stacked Metal Pendants)
July 17 – 18 – April Wengren – Forged & Enameled Bowls
July 24 – Nancy Sacco (Silver Jewelry)
July 25 – Jean Van Brederode – Nebula (Crackle Base Enamel & Sterling Silver Pendant)
August 6 – 8 – Sulie Girardi (Metal Clay) YES!  SULIE IS COMING FROM AUSTRIA!
August 22 – Jean Van Brederode (Granular Spray Enameling/Sgraffito)
August 27 – 29 – Julie Haymaker (Shrinkets)
September 11 – Erin Keck – Jeweled Treasure Box
September 18, Nancy Sacco  (Silver Jewelry)
September 19 – Jean Van Brederode – Gingko Leaf Pendant Necklace (Enamel/Copper stacked pendant))
September 25 – Roxan O’Brien (Jewelry Techniques)
September 26 – April Wengren  (Enameling)
October 1 – 3 – Mi Sook Hur (Enamel Botanical Painting Techniques)
October 10 – Jean Van Brederode – Enameled Anticlastic Bangles
October 22 – 24 – Karen Cohen – Play Date for Enamelists
November 7 – Jean Van Brederode – Oculus (Enamel/Metal Pendant)
December 3 – 5 – Linda Kaye Moses ~ Enameling on Fine Silver Metal Clay


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Forged & Enameled Bowls
Join instructor, April Wengren for a two day class to hammer, form, and kiln (or torch) enamel two different bowl styles.  You will learn several enameling and decorating methods to take your bowls (or other enameling) to the next level!
$ 145.00
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