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Opaque Cloisonné Enamel with Aurélie Guillaume

Workshop  /  Technics  /  24 Sep 2019  -  28 Sep 2019
Published: 05.09.2019
Aurélie Guillaume. Brooch: La Bibitte, 2016. Enamel on copper, fine silver, sterling silver, powdercoat, stainless steel.. Photo by: Anthony McLean. Aurélie Guillaume
Brooch: La Bibitte, 2016
Enamel on copper, fine silver, sterling silver, powdercoat, stainless steel.
Photo by: Anthony McLean
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Intro
During this workshop, you will design and realize a unique piece of opaque cloisonné enamel under the guidance of Mlle Guillaume. Through the various exploration of techniques such as wet inlay and the use of ink pen and underglaze, you will learn how to create a colorful piece of enamel that will look just as delicious as a piece of candy. The artist will take you on a journey through her process and share her best tips and tricks about cloisonné.
Join us as we push this ancient art into groundbreaking territory. Cloisonné is often used for small jewelry, but its precise lines and forms hold incredible potential for graphic, illustrative, whimsical, and narrative work. With cloisonné wire we will draw and create patterns, adding color and detail with ink pens, various underglazes, and bold, opaque colors. We will also troubleshoot the technical issues of these complex pieces.

When: 9/24 - 9/28. 11 am - 6 pm.
Cost: 4200 rmb (approx. 534 euro)
Language: English or French.


During this workshop you will learn:
- To create a small piece of cloisonné enamel.
- How to bend the fine silver wire to reproduce your design, fire the wires in correctly.
- How to apply wet enamel, following a particular design or simply filling in the cells.
- To control firing during the enamelling process.
- To learn how to properly finish a piece.
- To learn techniques for a surface design using underglaze.

Day 1:
Introduction to the workshop.
Talk about design and planning out for the piece.
Preparation for the base layers.
Demo on bending and applying cloisonné.

Day 2:
Colouring in! Wet packing enamel within the cloisons, free pattern packing, colour gradation.
Demo on wet inlay using diamond burs, pre-finishing demo.

Day 3:
Demo on finishing the piece and Fine line Black underglaze drawing with ink pen and paintbrushes.
*Depending on the group level and progression the demo schedule might be adjusted.

Day4 and Day 5:
Back frame and pin making.


About the teacher:
Aurélie Guillaume, born in Montréal, Québec (1990), is a French Canadian jeweler, enamelist and illustrator. Formally trained in the arts of jewelry and metalsmithing at the École de Joaillerie de Montréal, and at NSCAD University in Canada, she was first recognized for her work upon graduating as the winner of L.A. Pai Gallery’s 12th National student jewelry competition. Since then, she has been invited in an impressive number of exhibitions throughout North America, Europe and Asia; among them, The Alchemical Egg, curated by Nichka Marobin, presented in Barcelona, Paris and Shanghai, Triple Parade 2018, curated by Jie Sun and Dan Cao in Shanghai, China, Espace habité/Inhabited space, curated by Stephane Blackburn and Noel Guyomarc’h, in Paris and Barcelona. In 2018, she was one of the five finalists for the Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award.
Aurélie’s pieces have been acquired for the permanent collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the University of Iowa Museum of art, and the Pureun Culture Foundation, Seoul as well as many major private collections. Her work has been featured in Metalsmith Magazine (Vol.36/No.5/2016) and in many exhibition’s catalogues and books.
In January 2017, she presented her first solo show in the United States at the late Reinstein & Ross Gallery in NYC, 2017.  Represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h since 2015, she is currently living and working in Montréal.
 

Teachers

Aurélie Guillaume
Aurélie Guillaume. Brooch: Paulette, 2017. Enamel on copper, fine silver, sterling silver, powder coat, stainless steel.. 6.5 x 11 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Anthony McLean. Aurélie Guillaume
Brooch: Paulette, 2017
Enamel on copper, fine silver, sterling silver, powder coat, stainless steel.
6.5 x 11 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Anthony McLean
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Aurélie Guillaume. Brooch: Franz, 2017. Enamel on copper, fine silver, sterling silver, 24K gold, powder coat, stainless steel.. 9 x 12 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Guy Nicol. Aurélie Guillaume
Brooch: Franz, 2017
Enamel on copper, fine silver, sterling silver, 24K gold, powder coat, stainless steel.
9 x 12 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Guy Nicol
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Aurélie Guillaume. Brooch: She Likes You Not!, 2017. Enamel on copper, sterling silver, fine silver, stainless steel.. 10.4 x 9.1 x 1.8 cm. Photo by: Anthony McLean. Aurélie Guillaume
Brooch: She Likes You Not!, 2017
Enamel on copper, sterling silver, fine silver, stainless steel.
10.4 x 9.1 x 1.8 cm
Photo by: Anthony McLean
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Aurélie Guillaume. Brooch: Whatever Man…, 2017. Enamel on copper, sterling silver, fine silver, stainless steel.. 11.3 x 10.3 x 1.6 cm. Aurélie Guillaume
Brooch: Whatever Man…, 2017
Enamel on copper, sterling silver, fine silver, stainless steel.
11.3 x 10.3 x 1.6 cm
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Aurélie Guillaume. Brooch: Barbe Mauve, 2015. Enamel on copper, sterling silver, fine silver, 24K gold, powder coat,  steel, micro glass beads.. 9.5 x 12 x 2 cm. Photo by: Jacob Mailman. Aurélie Guillaume
Brooch: Barbe Mauve, 2015
Enamel on copper, sterling silver, fine silver, 24K gold, powder coat,  steel, micro glass beads.
9.5 x 12 x 2 cm
Photo by: Jacob Mailman
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Aurélie Guillaume. Brooch: Rendezvous rosé, 2015. Enamel on copper, sterling silver, fine silver, and powdercoat.. 7 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm. Aurélie Guillaume
Brooch: Rendezvous rosé, 2015
Enamel on copper, sterling silver, fine silver, and powdercoat.
7 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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