Bugs, Butterflies, and Mazes: Sculpting and Enamel Painting with Margaret Zinser Class Details

Bugs, Butterflies, and Mazes: Sculpting and Enamel Painting with Margaret Zinser

With:  Margaret Zinser

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Where:  Delphi's Lansing Creativity Center

When:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Approx. Material Cost: Included

Experience Required: Some previous beadmaking or other flameworking experience is required, intermediate to advanced.

Type of Class: Demonstration and hands-on project

Class Description: Want to learn how to add another dimension of detail to your work? Margaret will guide students through the essentials for adding surface detail with vitreous enamel paints, including providing lessons on proper safety and handling of glass powders and enamels. Students will leave class understanding how to properly mix enamel for various applications; how to apply enamel paint to beads; how to correct mistakes; and how to ‘fire’ finished pieces. Margaret will also share with students her techniques for sculpting shaping tools to create detailed beads and pendants. An enthusiasm for insects not required! If bugs aren’t content that interests you, Margaret will help you translate your own designs using techniques covered in class. Techniques for sculpting, painting, and firing work made without a mandrel (AKA the beadmaker’s security blanket) will also be included in class. Get ready for this fast paced and FUN workshop with MZ! Get to know Margaret Zinser and her work in our blog.

Safety: Please do not wear open shoes/sandals or baggy shirts. Long pants are recommended. Wear natural fibers - cotton, linen, etc.. Tinted safety glasses are required - Delphi will provide if necessary.

Tools & Materials Included: Includes materials (104 COE glass) and use of torches & tools.

Additional Tools & Materials: Didymium glasses will be provided if necessary.

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  • Category
  • Flameworking
  • Skill Level
  • Intermediate
  • Instructor
  • Margaret Zinser
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