Enamel on Steel & Granular Spray – 4 Day Workshop – Nov 7-10, 2019


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Go into depth with enamel on steel at our Bend, Oregon Studio.

I am excited to offer this 4 day workshop to up to 5 participants who want to spend focused time with this craft.  We will begin by studying many samples, and learning what is possible with each technique. Participants will have 4 days to develop work while creating a Wall Relief Sculpture, as well as test pieces and jewelry.

You will learn to cut and shape the steel, how to prepare the surface for enameling, apply the ground coat and fire in the kiln. Next you will add the white granular spray layer and use sgraffito methods to achieve fine detail with ease and control when drawing images, textures and marks in glass, while also learning appropriate kiln-firing temps and techniques. Add depth and color with Liquid Form Enamels, Watercolor Enamels and Enamel Crayons. Experiment with layering and highlighting using various tools for mark-making, effects and textures. These techniques open avenues for creating surface treatments that truly allow for the freedom to be expressive, or to make very careful marks, with a variance in line quality so you can work in virtually any style!

There are wonderful places to find lodging close to our studio in nearby in Sun River. Many fun outdoor adventures await during your down time, hiking, biking, boating, birding and nature sketching to name a few.

Let me know if you are interested and I’ll send you the skinny!


What students can expect to complete:

Wall Relief Sculpture

two 2×2 practice panels

one 4×4 panel

Jewelry Elements: Choice of Pendant, Brooch or Pair of Earrings, (or a combo if time permits)


4-day workshop: $450

Minimum Deposit of $250 required to hold your space, with balance of $200 due first day of workshop.

Materials fee: $40 due first day of workshop

Deadline to register: October 7,  2019

Maximum number of students: 5

Before Registering, email alisa@alooney.com for details and to confirm there is a space available.

By registering, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the terms in the ‘Cancellation Policy’, ‘Release of Liability and Voluntary Assumption of Risk’ and ‘Safety Procedures Policy’.

Additional information


Full Amount $450, Deposit $250, Balance $200