University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Émail de Plique: How To Make Cloisonné Enamel Jewels

Instructor:
Andras Salamandra


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA107 June 12, 2021
Crs #:
111
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
2 hrs
Credits:
2
Attendees:
20/95
Room:
Hippocrates
Course Category:
Metalwork
Description
Enameling is the art of fusing glass over metal into works of art. Cloisonné is a technique in which designs are made with wires and then ground glass is placed inside the cells (cloisons) which the wires form. Many forms of medieval cloisonné start by soldering or fusing the wires to a metal backplate. Émail de Plique, instead, affixes the wires into a layer of transparent enamel. This is a simpler and faster method than soldering the wires to the backplate and when done in opaque enamels the results look identical. We will demonstrate the Émail de Plique technique as well as explain other techniques such as champlevé, plique-à-jour and basse-taille. I intend to record this course. You will find some documents in this directory https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11ojX1ZWGzHBxIbqzpWVgai5h7vjU8Inr that you may wish to download before class. Additional documents will be placed there after class. I recommend you print the Definition of Terms document and keep it by your side during class.
Day-of-class Contact Info
Instructor: Andras Salamandra (David Wendelken) david_wendelken@nc.rr.com, 910-689-4802 TA: Mariana Francisco (Michelle Munger) mmblessed@gmail.com