Cloisonné Enameling with Harlan W. Butt

Monday - Friday, November 6 - 10, 10-6p

Beginners Welcome!

Harlan Butt is coming to Creative Side to share his love and knowledge of cloisonné enameling. Utilizing fine silver wires and powdered glass, students are able to draw on metal while adding spectacularly vivid colors. With this technique, even the simplest design can be absolutely stunning.

In this class, students will learn how to enamel in cloisonné on either a flat surface or a vessel. Harlan will also be bringing his specialized cloisonné wire-forming jigs for students to use, simplifying this process so students can focus on their designs. These jigs will also be available for purchase after class.

Come join us for a week of color and creativity, and learn to experience cloisonne enameling in new and innovating ways.

Harlan Butt recently retired from his position as a Regents Professor of Art at the University of North Texas where he taught since 1976. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally for over thirty years and spent a year studying enameling and metalsmithing in Kyoto, Japan. Harlan is a past President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), and a past president of the Enamelist Society. Don’t miss this chance to work with one of the true masters of the trade!


Materials and Kit Fees:

The kit for this class includes all the materials needed to complete a project in the cloisonné enamel technique. You may also choose to purchase ten enamels with your kit for an additional fee. Bringing your own LEAD FREE enamels will lower your kit fee. Each student will be provided with copper to enamel on, as well as silver wire for the cloisonné work and a selection of enameling tools and foil.

Cloissoné Enamel kit with enamels includes all of the above plus:


2115  Mars

2190  Chestnut

2325  Gem

2530  Water

2610  Sky

2880  Woodrow Red


1140  Chamois

1345  Hunters

1522  French

1940  Steel

If you would like to work on a vessel, please let us know and we will have them for sale with extra materials for an additional $30.00.

Kit fee without enamels: $110
Kit fee with enamels: $240



Tuition: $985 + 240 kit fee (all materials and enamels) $110 kit fee (without colored enamels)

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