New Tools for Stenciling on Enamel
Friday 7 – 9 pm, March 18, 2018
at Creator Haven LLC
41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA
Stencils are commonly used in enameling and they can be tricky to manipulate. Nothing is worse than carefully applying powder to your design and jostling the stencil whilst trying to remove it… Not only does it waste precious material, it can be very frustrating. In addition just laying a stencil down on top of the work doesn’t guarantee a snug fit and powder will creep under boundary zones. In order to solve the problem Paul went back to his roots in screen printing and devised a solution that solves both problems at once. It started as a low tech device with a easily available clamp fixture that can be modified with minimal effort by almost anybody.
Paul will share this device and how to make a low-tech version of it, as well as giving tips on stenciling on enamel at this month’s MBMAG Speaker Series.
Paul Kmetko is a silversmith, enamel artist and the owner of Seabright Metalworks in Santa Cruz.
Creator Haven LLC is located at 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076