Jessica Calderwood Workshop
Join us for this special NCEG-Sponsored Workshop at The Crucible (Oakland) in July!
The following workshop is being held in conjunction with the NCEG 8th International Juried Enamel Exhibition and Conference.
Jessica Calderwood, a participant in the exhibition, is the invited guest instructor.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to study with one of the new stars in our medium.
|| " Enameling: Form + Image"
|| Jessica Calderwood
|| July 22-23, 10:00am to 6:00pm
|| The Crucible
|| $160 (includes $20 materials fee)
|| contact Judy Stone to register
This two-day workshop intensive is about metal-forming for enameling and enameling on 3-dimensional forms.
We will use Die-forming and sinking to create dimensional forms in copper.
We will then work enamel miniature drawings and paintings on to our forms.
Ancient enameling techniques will take a contemporary twist through the use of ceramic underglaze pencils, sifted enamels, and overglaze painting enamels.
Bring reference drawings or photos to work from as we create our own miniature enamels appropriate for wall-pieces, sculptures or jewelry. Beginners are welcome.
12 student maximum enrollment. A supply list will be furnished after registration.
About Jessica Calderwood
Calderwood received her BFA from the Cleveland Art Institute (emphasis in enameling and drawing) and her MFA from Arizona State University (2005).
Her masters exhibition consisted of mixed media installations, drawings and sculptures.
Two of her installations were shown at SPACES Gallery for the 2005 exhibition Enamel: Beyond the Object.
She has been an artist-in-residence at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin where she worked in the iron foundry experimenting with the artistic possibilities of enameling cast iron.
She was also the recipient of the Arizona Commission on the Arts professional development grant in 2005. Calderwood has exhibited throughout the U.S. and Great Britain in juried and curated shows.
Her work has been featured in Metalsmith Magazine (cover image), as well as numerous enameling books. She is currently the artist-in-residence at the new Mesa Arts Center where she maintains a studio and teaches.