Saw & Solder Champlevé

June 17 - June 21, 2022

Saw & Solder Champlevé


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $65

This will be a crash course in the process of making a saw and solder Champlevé brooch or pendant. You will gain an understanding of wet packing enamel and the process of how to finish and problem solve to obtain a surface in enamel you may want. Outside of enameling we will discuss solutions for adding findings and creating settings for enamel works. Participants should have a preexisting knowledge of sawing and soldering.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


Level: Advanced 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



Zachery Lechtenberg

Zachery Lechtenberg is an artist currently living in Quincy, IL. He received his MFA from East Carolina University and BFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He splits his time working for the Quincy Art Center as an Education Assistant and his own studio. Zachery’s studio practice revolves around his passion for illustration. The objects he makes, jewelry or anything else, is typically determined by how much surface there is to impose his imagery. Informed by collecting mass produced goods he enjoys to change the way an object can be interacted or presented.

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