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Miniature Landscape Painting Workshop

Date: August 24, 2013
Instructor: Lydia Morrison
Enamel a copper circle with a simple landscape painting that can be finished with a sterling silver
cinch mount bezel. The workshop will cover plate preparation, use of brushes and other objects to
achieve painterly results, working with different painting mediums and firing procedures to
complete a finished piece.

To register call (859) 291-3800.


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W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation
645 Colfax Ave.
Bellevue, KY 41073
Phone: 859-291-3800

Workshop Open Time - Small Scale Our new workshop is  available for open time use.  You supply your metal, we will supply a reasonable amount of enamel.  The charge is $5 per hour.  Hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.  Saturdays and evenings by appointment.  Call ahead so we can turn the furnace on.

Workshop Open Time - Large Scale This facility is available at $7.50 an hour.  Same hours and days as small scale.  Again, please call ahead so we can turn the furnace on.

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W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation Workshops

Introduction to Enameling -
An Intensive Workshop for Beginners

Instructor: Tom Ellis & Woodrow Carpenter

Saturday and Sunday - Cost: $90 per person/per day, which includes all materials

Sign up for one or both days - you pick - Saturday and/or Sunday

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM both days


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Saturday will consist of three projects which involve many enameling procedures and materials which will give you a strong grounding in basic enameling. Procedures include sifting, firing, wet inlay, application of fine silver foil, mixing colors by layering, stencil, liquid brushable enamel, sgraffito, and a simple cloisonne using fine silver wire on fine silver tooling sheet.

If you have taken the "Intro to Enameling Workshop" before, the second day (Sunday) will have new and different procedures and techniques to learn.

Sunday will consist of learning about painting on enamel materials (ceramic pigments, water colors, overglaze painting colors, acrylic enamels, enamel marking pens, enamel marking crayons, oils and mediums used, and Carefree Lusters. The day will also cover many procedures - transferring an image/cartoon, creating texture, painting procedures, color mixing, firing, and transparent clear cover coats. The second project incorporates embossing thin copper, enamel application and firing with a torch. Time permitting, three other procedures will be demonstraated, dry brush sgraffito, droping and coating a three dimensional shape i.e. a copper bowl or a seamless copper bead. By the end of each workshop day, you should have a good idea as to what you wish to accomplish with enamel.

All tools and materials are supplied.  Participants are only expected to bring a brown bag lunch, an open mind, and a pair of eager hands.  There are fast food restaurants close by, if you prefer.

If you plan to arrive the evening before, we recommend Comfort Suites, (859) 291-6700. Tell them you are visiting Thompson  Enamel and you will receive a reduced rate (rate code THOMPS) for a standard room. They are at 420 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY, and only 4 blocks from Thompson.

Class Registration - Click below to register and pay for class by credit card. You may also pay by check. Make check out to: Call (859) 291-3800 or by email,, to request more information. Click here to pay for workshop

Glass on Glass Workshops -
Enameling and Kiln Forming Glass

Instructor: Joseph Drury


Learn how to Create Beautiful Glass Work in First Class!

W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation Glass on Glass Workshops

Kiln formed glass enamel sculpture

Instructor: Joseph Drury


Learn how to Create Beautiful Glass Jewelry and Artwork in First Class!

W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation

Glass on Glass Workshops

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 AM to 3:00PM.

By Appointment Saturdays from 10:00 AM till 3:00 P.M.

Cost is only $65 per session or $175 for three sessions. $10 discount also applies to groups of you and 2 or more friends.

WHERE: Thompson Enamel -

Complete “Glass on Glass” Classes

650 Colfax Avenue, Bellevue, KY, 41073

In these classes you will learn to create from recycled and re purposed glass sources and special Thompson Enamels. Recycling “glass into Art” techniques will be taught by accomplished artist and sculptor, Joseph Drury.

While these techniques can be applied to enameling on any surface, the primary focus will be on learning how to apply enamels to glass for the creation of Sculpture, Jewelry, Window Hangings, Bowl and Plate forms.

These workshops are suitable for all students beginning through advanced.
Beginning students learn safety, proper ways to apply and fire the enamel. Each student produces at least one art work per session!

ALL MATERIALS are supplied for the workshops.
Workshops are limited to 12 students per session.

Artists and Students, register now by contacting: Joe Drury directly at (859) 240-0046 email, See

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