Next Enameling Class: Thursday, October 23

Smiling Turtle Art Spot will have me there next Thursday, October 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm for the next Copper Enameling class. We will sift various colors (of your choice) onto raw cleaned copper and torch them… Very cool — as it melts right in front of your eyes!

You leave class with a pair of earrings and a pendant or two pair of earrings.
Sign up now! – there are still spots left! Classes are limited to six people.

Here is who you call to check on availability: DORI @ Smiling Turtle – 402-315-9452
Cost : $35


Enameled Copper (Clay) Pendant

Copper Clay Pendant - dried, torched, cleaned and enameled

Copper Clay Pendant – dried, torched, cleaned and enameled

Well, I enameled one of the copper clay pieces that were shown in my last post. I’ve had it finished for awhile and kept it for myself (it is my first copper CLAY pendant after all…)
I used one of my clay stamps for texture and transparent enamels when I torched it. To me, it looks like a storm on a lake – rain in the top portion raining on a darker blue (water?) lower area.

I think I have worked out the bugs in my torching of the copper clay. I use butane, not MAPP gas as is used for the enameling – but it takes a long time for each piece… So if I like this well enough, time for a small digital kiln that can hold a temp. (Not like my ceramic kiln which has a kiln sitter.) The copper clays on the market are probably better off used in a kiln, but this brand was ok torched.

Back to work! Have a good week.