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Tab Construction and Enameling of 3-D Metal Forms

All Levels
October, 12, 19 & 26, 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm View in Your Timezone

Tab construction is a fun and sturdy method of building three-dimensional forms, with great decorative and textural potential. Nisa will discuss ways to design, pattern and use tabs structurally, aesthetically and as a means of creating integral findings in jewelry and small objects. Key concepts and techniques will be demonstrated each week, including methods for enameling and patination of tabbed forms. All levels welcome; beginners should have sawing, piercing, filing and sanding skills.

Meet the Instructor

Nisa Blackmon

Nisa Blackmon is a full-time studio artist with graduate degrees in both art and science and over 30 years of metalsmithing and enameling experience. Nisa has used tab construction in her work since 2006 and believes that tabs could hold up the world. Her work can be found in publications such as “500 Enameled Objects,”…


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