DIANE ECHNOZ ALMEYDA - "Pierced Plique-A-Jour Enameling"

  • 03 Oct 2009
  • 9:00 AM
  • 04 Oct 2009
  • 5:00 PM
  • Randolph Center Arts & Crafts Bldg#4 Jewelry Studio, 200 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
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Plique-A-Jour, the "tour-de-force" of enameling techniues, is a fabulous way to reproduce stained glass in miniature. As it is both a jeweler's and enamelist's technique, students will learn both metal and enameling skills necessary to complete a small pendant.

Jewelry and metal skills will include piercing, sawing, filing, and sanding of fine silver sheet. Enameling skills will include grading, washing, wet packing/inlaying (as used in the plique-a-jour technique, ) firing, and finishing, Students will be working on a pair of pierced plique-a-jour earrings or pendant. 

BIO: Specializing in plique-a-jour enameling, Diane Almeyda's award winning work has been in numerous exhibitions since 1999. She now shares her expertise teaching workshops across the United States. Her works have been published in several magazines and books:

  • Lapidary Journal
  • Glass on Metal
  • Metalsmith
  • American Minaturist
  • "The Art of Fine Enameling" by Karen Cohen
  • "The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, & Inspiration" by Linda Darty
  • "Art Jewelry Today" by Dona Z. Meilach
  • "The Best of Florida Artists" by Kennedy Productions.
You may view examples of her work and read further information about plique-a-jour on her web site:


SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced Levels. Age 17+ Students must be proficient in exacting piercing and sawing techniques!

WORKSHOP FEES: $175 ADC Members/$200 Non Members

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