This workshop meets Friday and Saturday, August 27 & 28, 2021, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm each day

(lunch breaks suggested 12noon-2pm each day)


Learn how to make the perfect metal clay piece for enameling!


We will create pieces using two techniques- champlevé and cloisonné. It is the student’s choice to create pendants or earrings (or mix it up!)


Our first day will be focused on how to create for enameling success and you’ll make your metal clay base pieces. These will be fired and tumbled overnight so they’re ready for you on day two.


Day two will be all about adding color, including information on what colors work best with fine silver, how to finish your pieces for that smooth mirror finish that makes enamel look so dreamy, and all sorts of information you need to know about enameling that will give you confidence to create on your own after class.


A kit fee of $50 will be collected by the instructor during the workshop and includes a selection of opaque and transparent unleaded enamels needed for the projects, fine silver cloisonné wire, findings to complete the projects, fine silver wire for making a ‘swatch sheet’, and a selection of wet/dry sandpapers for finishing.


Students will need to bring the following:

25 to 50 grams of their preferred fine silver metal clay (lump) that can be fired at 1600 degrees for 1 hour.

Basic metal clay tool kit

Flat file for metal (preferably a finer cut file to reduce finishing work)

Jewelry Pliers (round nose, chain nose, cutters)


Texture sheets, cutters, and templates will be available for use in class. All tools needed for the enameling portion of the class will be available for use.


This workshop is part of the Metal Clay Artists Symposium and requires purchase of the General Registration.

Enamel on Silver Clay with Brandy Boyd

  • Please put the MCAS GENERAL REGISTRATION in your cart prior to purchasing workshops or enrolling in the Sunday Technique Discovery Workshop. The MCAS GENERAL REGISTRATION fee ($55) is non-refundable. Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Workshop fees do not include travel, meals, or accommodations. Workshop fees, less a $20 processing fee, are refundable prior to May 1, 2021, if notified in writing to If you need to cancel after May 1, 2021, please notify us and we will make every effort to fill your space. If we can fill your space, we will issue you a refund less a $20 processing fee.