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Plique-a-jour Workshop w/Amy Roper Lyons

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    I'm very much looking forward to teaching a plique a jour class this March at the Enamel Guild North East's upcoming conference in White Plains, NY! There are still some seats left so it's not too late to sign up. For more information and to register, go to enamelguildnortheast.org:  https://www.enamelguildnortheast.org/2016-workshops/#!event-register/2016/3/18/pliqu-233-a-jour-workshop-enameling-without-a-net

    Plique a Jour Workshop: Enameling Without a Net

    Instructor: Amy Roper Lyons

    Friday, March 18 & Saturday, March 19

    Plique-à-jour is one of the most challenging but also most rewarding of enameling techniques. This class will break it down into a clear step-by-step method, revealing tips and tricks that demystify this beautiful art.Using fine silver wire and eutectic solder, students will fabricate a framework. The enamels will then be suspended in the openings of the filigree, and fired without a backing, the physics of surface tension holding the molten glass in place.

    The class will cover bending and soldering the silver wires, application of the enamel, special procedures for successful firing, and methods for finishing the work. Students will complete a flat project, and techniques for working three-dimensionally will be discussed. Beginners will gain an introduction to an exciting medium, and more experienced students will deepen their understanding. Go to enamelguildnortheast.org for info and registration.