Scratching the Surface: Essential Surface Techniques
- Etching / Kuembo
- Plating / Electroforming
Do you love color? Do you love texture? Do you love taking your work to the next level? Step
up your surfaces with this weeklong hands-on introduction to so many exciting surface
Join us as we learn enameling (an ancient technique achieved by melting powdered glass onto
the surface of metal). Looking for an extra durable color splash for your designs? E coating is a
Kliar nano ceramic coating that is not only colorful and tarnish-resistant, but is also
hypoallergenic without losing the inherent metallic look, feel and sound of your designs!
We will cover etching, great for deep texture and surface design, Kuembo (a Korean technique
in which 24k gold foil is fused onto silver) perfect for affordable golden accents! Granulation, a
5000 year old Etrustcan technique which fuses tiny spheres onto the surface of metal. Finally,
learn the technique of plating to so that you can transform your metal. Perfect for price points
and productivity, plating gives you an edge.
Electroforming – try your hand at electroforming copper around crystals, shells, organic
materials of your choosing. You’ll learn the science behind it, and how to incorporate it into your