Intro to Cloisonne Enameling~Amy Roper Lyons, 3-Day Workshop
May 15 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm$360
Charmed I’m Sure Studio Presents
Intro to Cloisonne Enameling
Instructor ~ Amy Roper Lyons
May 15-17, 2020
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost – $360
Kit Fee ~ $60.00
No refunds after April 15, 2020
Workshop description ~
Intro to Cloisonné Enameling Workshop
Instructor: Amy Roper Lyons
Students will learn the basics of cloisonné enameling, preparing the silver, bending, and applying the cloisonné wires,
wet packing enamel into the cells, and kiln firing the enamel. Students will complete a cloisonné enamel pendant or earrings.
The class will also explore creating smooth gradients of color, texturing and forming the base sheet of silver, using gold and silver foils,
and tips and tricks for success. Playfulness and experimentation will be encouraged as students use the techniques to create a cloisonné
piece. Several different approaches to finishing cloisonné will be covered.
***Note: Photos are of Amy Roper Lyon’s work which are examples of the techniques being taught in this workshop,
and not of the exact projects students will make.
All skill levels
Intro to Cloisonné Enameling Workshop” $60 Kit includes:
1 pc. 1.5” x 1.5” x 22 ga. fine silver sheet (Rio)
3 ft. fine silver cloisonné wire (Hauser Miller)
1” x 1” fine silver foil
1.0” x 0.5” 24k gold foil
1.5” x 3” patterned brass
10 condiment cups w/ lids, 1 oz.
All enamels, use of kilns & enameling supplies
Amy Roper Lyons is a studio metalsmith and enamelist. Lyons creates bold compositions of gold, silver
and glass, each unique piece made by hand in her studio. She combines enamel processes like cloisonné and
plique a jour, with a broad palette of goldsmithing techniques including forming, chasing, and fabricating.
Lyons’ work draws inspiration from a number of sources. Her current plique a jour vessels synthesize traditional
and digital techniques, and recent jewelry is sparked by photos of space taken by the Hubble Telescope.
Her award-winning work has been published in books and magazines such as 500 Enameled Objects, CAST: Art and Objects,
Digital Handmade, SNAG’s Jewelry and Metals Survey 2018, “Jewelry Artist“, “Ornament“, and “Metalsmith.”
Lyons’ work is exhibited nationally at museums, galleries, and craft shows – most recently at the Smithsonian Craft Show.
Lyons has taught jewelry and enameling at craft schools across the US. She received her BFA from the
Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) in Philadelphia, PA.
Students are to bring:
Tools & Art Supplies:
1. Sketchbook or notebook, and pencil/pen for drawing and taking notes
2. Good quality 00 (or 000) watercolor brush that comes to a point (never used with
3. Fine point tweezers (jeweler’s or watchmaker)
4. Flat nose, chain nose and half round pliers
5. Sharpie or similar permanent marker
6. Very sharp nail scissors, small solder scissors, or super or ultra flush cutters to
cut cloisonné wire
7. Small jar or plastic cup for water
8. Hair tie if your hair is below shoulder length.
1. Any jeweler’s or enameling tools you have
2. Any unleaded enamels you want to use in addition to the school’s supply of Thompson’s.
★THINGS TO BRING★
LUNCH ITEM FOR SHARING
You are invited to enjoy a “community” lunch (my favorite part!).
Studio will provide drinks, cups, plates, silverware, paper products, and condiments.
“Feels just like home.”
Charmed I’m Sure Studio now has a “B & BYO” for students!!! Pay for this on the last day of your stay.***
We have 3 comfortable, clean, well-appointed bedrooms upstairs PLUS a Common Room with refrigerator,
microwave, Keurig coffee/tea maker, toaster, dishes, and utensils for your use.
Breakfast is not included, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Jean usually has bagels or cereal, etc. and coffee/tea in the main kitchen.
We are a no smoking household.
Send a message to Jean to reserve:
$80 per room per night (sharing allowed).
The Common Room also has two single beds ready for guests.
$110 for the pair of Common Room single beds or $55 per bed per night.
These accommodations are only for students (or significant others) taking classes at Charmed I’m Sure Studio.
Linens, towels included.
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Our location is conveniently located within minutes of shopping, restaurants, and grocery stores.
FYI – For those with allergies ~ We share our home with three adorable, friendly feline friends ~ Maddie, Francesca & Lucky.
All upstairs rooms are off-limits to them, and the doors are closed when we do not have guests.
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 in the cul-de-sac “nose in” to the property.
Enter through the front door or around the house to the left through the studio door.
*** NOTE – Please do not block any mail boxes or park on the neighbors’ lawns.
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