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Plique-a-jour with Fine Silver Metal Clay (2 days)

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

$190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

plique-a-jour-2-500wCourse outline: Plique-a-jour is a style of enamelling that uses a delicate metal framework to support free areas of transparent glass. Because plique-a-jour has no metal backing, it is visually similar to a stained glass window. While this technique is beautiful, it is arguably the most challenging form of enamelling. In this class, students will create fine silver frames for plique-a-jour using metal clay. Multiple approaches to enamel application will be covered.

Note: this is a two day class and will be held Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14; 10:00am to 5:00pm each day.

Skill level: Advanced. Patience and steady hands are required!

Prerequisite: Experience working with art clay silver.

Technique: Designing colourful jewellery or components using fine silver clay and glass enamel.

Bring to class:

  • Fine silver clay silver (any brand will work)
  • Personal Art clay tools (important tools include slats, pin tools, files and sanding foam)
  • Ceramic paint palette
  • An unused, natural hair brush as tiny as you can find; 000 or smaller. If a small natural hair brush is not available, a small synthetic brush is preferable. I personally like the Dynasty Micron brush line.
  • Personal sketchbook and pens / pencils

Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.



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April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am
April 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada


Kit Fee:
$50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
Personal palette of 16 colours of enamel: 1990 Grisaille Black, 2061 Opal White, 2020 Flux for Silver, 2140 Russet, 2222 Flax Yellow, 2310 Peppermint, 2335 Peacock Green, 2410 Copper, 2530 Water, 2610 Sky, 2650 Heron blue, 2715 Rose Purple, 2760 Mauve, 2810 Geranium, 2835 Rose Pink, 2840 Mandarin. Colours in the palette may change.

How to Register:

  • You may register for all classes and open sessions either on-line, in-person at the store, or by calling the store at (416) 751-1911
  • Full payment must be made at the time of registration
  • Materials for Virtual classes are the responsibility of the student, unless otherwise indicated in the class description.
  • For some metalwork, mixed media and lampwork classes, a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • Virtual classes: Cancellations and refunds will not be permitted once instructions, materials and electronic links to the classes have been emailed to students. Only registered students will be permitted to take virtual classes.
  • In-Studio classes: If you need to cancel an in-studio class, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. If you come to the class unwell (sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) you will be asked to leave and a refund will NOT be provided.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.