BARBARA MINOR "Experimental Enamel Surfaces: Inlay Techniquesl"

  • 28 Feb 2014
  • 9:00 AM
  • 02 Mar 2014
  • 5:00 PM
  • Tucson Parks & Rec Randolph Center Bldg.#4 ACB Jewelry Studio, 200 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85713 Contact: Jeanne 520-791-4063 X130
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Notice: Sorry this workshop has filled but please send an email to: Chris Eggers to get on the waiting list. if an opening becomes available you will be notified on a first come first serve basis.

Expand current ideas, develop new skills and create exciting enameled surfaces within the context of a guided and experimental approach exploring select enameling techniques.
Develop interesting sifted enamel surface designs through use of stencils, sgrafitto, dry screen printing and decal application.
Learn inlay techniques using enamel powder and shards, fine silver foil spit balls, copper or fine silver screen, twisted/corrugated wire and seed beads with opaque enamels.
Demonstration, discussion and hands-on time will allow students to work on enamel pieces that are suitable for finished pieces or future technical reference.
While basic enameling information is not the focus of this class, the basics will be discussed as necessary. Some knowledge or experience with basic enameling and metalworking processes is helpful.

BIO: BARBARA MINOR, a studio artist living and working in Baton rouge, Louisiana, concentrates on experimental work and research in enameling. She is well known for her innovative enameled beads, her distinctive enameled jewelry and her unique enameled vessels.

She began enameling during graduate school and continued to develop her innovative approach for exploration of enamel processes, with the support of research grants, while teaching at SUNY Geneseo.After moving to Baton Rouge, Barbara continued enamel process research while also focusing on making and selling enameled jewelry via juried craft markets.

She conducts workshops, lectures and demonstrations on a variety of subjects related to jewelry and enameling on metal, metal and forming, and design/pattern development using enamel color for craft schools, universities and guilds.

Barbara has exhibited widely and teaches frequently across the U.S. and abroad.Her work has been pictured in numerous magazine articles and books including 500 Enameled Objects, The Art of Enameling, and Art Jewelry Today. If you would like to see more of Barbara's work, please visit this website: And if you are looking for more information about Barbara and her workshops please visit


WORKSHOP FEES: $450 ADC Members/$475 Non-Members

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