Underglaze Versus Overglaze: Exploring Enamel Painting Techniques

Some Experience Required
April 12 & 19, 2024 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm View in Your Timezone

Explore the versatile world of underglaze and overglaze materials and discover how to capture your inspirations with Limoges style drawing and painting techniques .
This class will investigate an interesting variety of materials beginning with graphite and underglaze pencils, crayon pastel chalks, semi moist underglaze cakes, ceramic oxide pigments and mason stains, to the beauty of overglaze China paints, Sunshine colors, and mica lusters in the form of powder, cakes, or pens.
We will take an in depth look at the pros and cons, tools, techniques, and processes of these materials to get the effects you want. Starting with inspirations from observations, sketches or photographs students will explore color, pattern, texture, and mark making using enamel as a canvas to create informative samples for future work.


All of our online workshops are recorded and, with purchase of the seat in the class, you have access to the recording(s) between workshop sessions as well as for 45 days after the workshop ends.

Meet the Instructor

Barbara McFadyen

Enameling and metalwork have been Barbara’s lifelong passion. She received her MFA in Metal Design from ECU and her BA in Visual Art from Eckerd College. Recognized through exhibitions with the ACC, Smithsonian Institution, SNAG, Enamelist Society, Romanian Jewelry Week, and the Japan Artist Enameling Society, her award winning work can be found in the…


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