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Torch Fired Enameling: Introduction

  • 03/16/2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The MINT, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, VT
  • 6



Torch Fired Enameling: Introduction

In this popular 2-hour workshop, participants will complete a pair of enameled earrings. The process will include cutting a base copper shape, prepping it for enamel, applying enamel, and torch firing the piece using a mapp gas torch. Participants will finish the earrings by choosing complementary beads, forming twisted loops in wire, and attaching earring hooks. 

Saturday, March 16 11:30a-1:30p

    • Safety using enamel products and torches

    • Forming, sanding, cleaning, and prepping base metal

    • Understanding transparent and opaque enamels, 6/20 lump, mesh sizes

    • The importance of counter enameling

    • Simple wire wraps to complete earring pair

    • Using small hand tools – pliers, loop making, cutters

    Participants should be comfortable with the idea of holding and firing a torch. Long hair should be pulled back, and sleeves should be fitted not loose.

    Max capacity: 6

    This class is a prerequisite to Advanced Torch Fired Enameling


    $45 for members

    $60 for not-yet members 

    (Fee includes $15 materials)

    Instructor: Christie Harris

    Not-yet Members may take this or any other class at The MINT.  Become a Member to gain independent access to our shops outside of class time.

    Teens and adults welcome!

    A place for tinkerers, makers, and small businesses to have space, contacts, and equipment to thrive. If you possess a passion for creating and making, a MINT membership is for you.

    112 Quality Lane, Rutland, Vermont

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