In this digital workshop we explore a vitreous enamel technique with rich history, grisaille, in its 20th century incarnation developed by Andreu Vilasís.
Grisalla òpal utilises beautiful, semi-translucent opalescent enamels, to build volume in a delicate low relief on the traditional dark blue background. The results are magical.
This video class includes:
- Downloadable two hour HD video class (4.8 GB)
- Downloadable 13 page PDF Handout
- Downloadable PDF with templates and list of materials
The HD video covers the following:
- Introduction to the technique, history, tools and materials (23 minutes)
- Project 1: Celtic knot (14 minutes)
- Project 2: Möbius strip, firing procedure (34 minutes)
- Project 3: Acanthus leaf (49 minutes)
Scroll to the end of this page for a complete table of contents and running time.
This is not a beginner class, intermediate level in enamelling is necessary, and some drawing or painting experience strongly recommended. The preparation of the bases is only lightly touched upon, in order to dedicate as much time as possible to the wet-packing technique.
Please be aware that the enamels used in this technique are traditional leaded enamels. You also need access to an enamelling kiln. You can buy a vitreous enamel kit for this class in my store.
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