Photographic image transfer beneath, within, and on top of an enamel surface with instructor Andrew Kuebeck. This workshop took place June 2-6, 2014 at the Richmond Art Center
Fusing enamel to the surface of metal creates infinite opportunities to include imagery into your work. This workshop will focus on digital image creation, manipulation, application, and resolution of enameled jewelry works featuring your own photographic imagery. Combining traditional techniques of champlevé, cloisonné, and basse taille with contemporary approaches including enamel decals and photographic image etching & plating; participants will be able to create striking enamel compositions that address the surface of the metal plate, the interior of the enamel as well as the enamel’s surface.
Andrew Kuebeck received his BFA from Bowling Green State University in 2008 and his MFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing from Indiana University in 2011. He is currently an Instructor of Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Andrew works in a variety of formats ranging from functional jewelry to sculptural objects and vessels. He has lectured and has taught workshops nationally on the incorporation of photographic images into jewelry pieces and vessels. He has exhibited regionally and nationally and has had his work appear in numerous publications including 500 Enameled Objects, Wrap, Stitch, Fold, and Rivet, and Metalsmith and Niche magazines.