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Glass on Metal: Enameled Jewelry with Tracey Belt

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Wednesday – Friday, January 25 – 27 | 10am-1pm | $210 tuition & materials Join Durango jewelry artist Tracey Belt for a three-day enameling workshop. Students will learn the art of fusing glass to metal to create beautiful jewelry and metal embellishments. Using opaque and transparent glasses, the class will explore various enameling techniques such as stenciling, sgraffito, and enamel pencils. Students will complete numerous glass-on-metal designs, including an enamel pendant. Tracey Belt first encountered jewelry making in an elective metalsmithing course while studying at the University of New Mexico. She was drawn immediately and completely to the craft that would become her career and passion. Initially intrigued by different metals and patinas, she then went on to pursue her curiosity for color by studying the process of lampworking. This is how she learned to make the glass beads that are now the signature of her glass and metal designs. While still in college Tracey began selling her work and her path as a professional artist had begun. She graduated in 1997 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Fine Art. Tracey later attended Haystack Mountain School of Crafts to study with renowned enamelist Harlan Butt, where she gained in depth information of the innovations of the ancient craft of enameling.