GLASS ENAMEL

Instructor: Rachel Shimpock

WorkshoPS

Make a Bracelet

Make a Pendant

Make a pair of Earrings

BASIC DESCRIPTION

Bridge is partnering up with artist Rachel Shimpock and the Art Institute of San Diego for another Art + Activate workshop.  Learn how to make a wearable piece of jewelry that features an image and quote from your favorite feminist.  Wear your piece in solidarity with these women in honor for their courageousness and wisdom.  Each workshop participant will have the choice to make one pendant or one pair of earrings.

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Rachel Shimpock is a jewelry and metals artist from Huntington Beach, CA. She keeps the tradition of metal smithing alive by providing workshops to a community that welcomes a do-it-yourself kind of maker.  Her ability and broad knowledge of techniques will give you the basic skills you need to create a wearable piece of jewelry.  Her sharp witty humor and enthusiasm for metal, will have you returning for more!

www.rachelshimpock.com

Enameling is the act of fusing colored glass onto a metal with a 1500-1800F kiln (imagine a wicked hot tiny oven) or directly with fire via a torch.

The first known Enameled objects were thought to be from Cyprus in the 13th century BC, and it hasn’t lost a drop of its allure. Enamels history and legacy is long...add your name to the list!


Colors are only limited to your imagination and come as Opaque, Translucent and Transparent. Usually in the form of siftable grain (like sifting powdered sugar on cake) as well as lump, thread, liquid, paints, crayon, pencil etc. So many characteristics of Enamel lend itself to many types of makers, artists and, well people! Kids to adults can enjoy the act of fusing color to metal with fire. No prior art experience necessary, however you will be required to dive in and enjoy yourself!

 
 
  • Location
  • 4 hours of instruction
  • 2 wearable objects
  • A bunch of samples
  • Delicious Lunch
  • BRIDGE program development
 

 
 
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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

12:00-12:45PM - Lunch

12:45-2:00PM - Introduction / Demonstration

1:30-4:30PM - Studio Time

4:30-5:00 - Review/ Survey

 

 
 

IMPORTANT LINKS

 
 
 
 

THE LOCATION

Mira Mesa - San Diego, CA

Huntington Beach, CA

 

COME PREPARED

  • Wear closed toe shoes
  • Long hair tied back