Champlevé Enameling

June 21 - June 25, 2024

Champlevé Enameling


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $95

Explore champlevé enameling in this introductory workshop. Enamel adds color to your work and is a great way to introduce both narrative and abstract imagery into a piece of jewelry. Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of enameling, with a focus on champlevé. We will learn etching, soldering, image transfer, how to work with both opaque and transparent enamels, and various finishing techniques. This is an exploratory technical workshop and everyone can expect to leave with multiple samples and/or finished pieces. Open to all skill levels, some metalsmithing experience is helpful but not required.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Talya Kantro

Talya Kantro is an object maker and CAD Designer currently based in Providence, RI. She received her MFA in Jewelry + Metalsmithing from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2021, and her BFA in Metal from SUNY New Paltz in 2017. She has been working with metal and jewelry for over 18 years. Talya has worked as a bench jeweler for Artemer Studio in Tel Aviv and is currently the Lead CAD Designer for Haverhill in Warren, Rhode Island. She has taught metalsmithing at numerous craft schools and institutions, including RISD, Snowfarm: New England Craft, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft where she completed an 11-month residency, and Peters Valley School of Craft where she was the Fine Metals Artist Fellow in 2021 & 2022. When she’s not in the studio, you can probably find her backpacking around the mountains identifying all the different species of birds that she sees.


Wyatt Nestor-Pasicznyk

Wyatt Nestor-Pasicznyk is a metalsmith, jeweler and enamelist currently living and working out of rural NJ. NP grew up in a small rural town working with horses his whole life. His work has recently been featured in the Enamelist Society’s show Alchemy6, The Metal Museum’s exhibition We are Here and the most recent Issue of Society of North American Goldsmith’s Magazine. His work is currently in Fort Worth TX for a Bolo Tie exhibition this year. The culture of both farming and agriculture heavily impacted the iconography which helped shape his practice. In a world surrounded by horses, belt buckles are unavoidable. NP creates much of his work in the form of champlevé enameled belt buckles; a type of body adornment tied to rural identity. One of his main passions is agriculture and the perseverance of farmers over generations as the land, climate and people change. He hopes to convey this sentiment in his work while providing visibility for all farmers, metalsmiths and craftspeople. Nestor-Pasicznyk received his BFA at Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Metalsmithing, Jewelry, and CAD CAM design in 2021. Since graduating he has been working on several farms and ranches focusing on horsemanship and land stewardship, in addition to continuing his practice in his home studio.

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