Used in jewelry for thousands of years, enamel opens up a prismatic spectrum of color and content for the designer/maker. When enamel sections are separated by fine silver or gold wire, the technique is called cloisonné. Learn to combine science with art as you focus on sea creatures to create cloisonné projects of your own while taking the mystery out of this intricate ancient technique. Beginners and experienced enamelists are invited to learn from this contemporary master, all of the steps including application of base coats, fluid wire work, graceful shading, firing, grinding to a perfect finish and problem solving. Leave this workshop with the experience and inspiration to take this ancient craft and make it your own. Prerequisite: Fabrication 1or experience. MERRY-LEE RAE is one of the most respected enamelists on the scene today. After 40 years developing her art, Merry-Lee delights in sharing her favorite medium and says that she has “lots of tips and tricks, but no secrets”. Her work is sold across the country in jewelry galleries.