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Enameling Basics - Nicolette Absil

Touchstone Center for Crafts

Friday, September 16, 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016
Touchstone Center for Crafts 1049 Wharton Furnace Road FarmingtonPA  15437
Friday, September 16, 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016
Touchstone Center for Crafts 1049 Wharton Furnace Road FarmingtonPA  15437

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What's Included

Add color and texture to your jewelry through enameling. Learn basic enameling techniques on flat and formed copper, such as sifting, firing techniques, surface textures, stenciling, and more. You will have the opportunity to make many samples that you will be able to incorporate in your work. Nicolette received a BFA from Rowan University. She is a full-time studio jeweler and exhibits her work nationally at fine craft shows and galleries. Nicolette’s work has been featured in publications such as Art Jewelry magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She recently completed a residency at Touchstone Center for Crafts in 2014. Nicolette has been named one of the top finalists for the Halstead Grand, a finalist for the Saul Bell award in the enamel category, and is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.

About This Organizer

Touchstone is located in Farmington, Pennsylvania, amid the natural splendor of the Laurel Highlands. Founded in 1972 as the Pioneer Crafts Council, Touchstone's original mission was to foster interest in the preservation of the traditional craft forms and culture of the Appalachian region. Today, the craft school has expanded to include a wide variety of traditional and emerging craft forms, including blacksmithing, ceramics, metal, jewelry, textiles, glass, painting, mosaics, and printmaking. In addition to offering seasonal craft courses taught by nationally renowned artisans, Touchstone provides underserved audiences in the region, from senior citizens to public school students, with craft-centered educational programming. Touchstone's artistic, educational, and residential facilities sit on 150 acres of lush woodlands and pristine wilderness. The campus is covered with towering trees, unique rock formations, and wildflower meadows, and is crossed by McIntyre Run, a rushing stream.

 

Not only is Touchstone Center for Crafts the only residential craft school in Pennsylvania, it's the natural setting for your creative nature.

 

Touchstone's mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression. To realize this mission, the school offers workshops, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and other forms of artistic and educational programming throughout the year. Dedicated to achieving national prominence and local relevance, Touchstone strives for national distinction by recruiting some of the best artists in the country to teach high-quality craft workshops that attract a geographically diverse audience. The organization strives for local relevance by providing educational and outreach programming that serves a wide variety of the underserved populations in Fayette County and other parts of southwestern Pennsylvania.

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