Workshops, Classes, and Private Lessons:

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Email Becky Waehner at  with any questions about classes, workshops, or private lessons.

*** Wear long hair pulled back and closed toe shoes to all classes. ***

 Becky has over ten years of experience in silversmithing/metalwork, forging/forming, soldering, stone setting, hollow form construction, enameling, keum-boo, wax carving and more. She can create a one on one private or small group class that meets your needs. 

  If you would like a supply list in order to buy larger quantities of the supplies to use in class one can be provided prior to the workshop. Extra supplies are also available for purchase during the workshop if you run out of your kit supplies. Feel free to bring any supplies you would like to play with or have questions about. All workshops listed below are taught at ANVIL metals studio in Raleigh, North Carolina. We are located just minutes from downtown Raleigh.

**Private lessons are $40 an hour plus supplies. Two hour prepaid nonrefundable minimum due at time of signup to reserve your time slot.**


Decal on Enamel

Learn the entire process of making and firing water slide decals to vitreous enamel. Importing photos and drawings, resizing, and printing. We will cover applying the decal and all the tricks and secrets to firing the decals into the enamel, including how to avoid bubbles and breakthrough so common in decal firing.

This is an intensive two day workshop. Previous enameling experience is required. A supply kit is included. *Bring a bag lunch*

Sat. and Sun. Oct. 21-22 10am-5pm $325 FULL

Future Date Posted Soon

***Email for information about online private lessons.

As this is our home studio, address is available after payment for class or private lesson. We are located in Raleigh, NC approximately 1 miles inside the beltline off of Poole Rd. between Wake Med (New Bern Ave. location) and Walnut Creek Amphitheater.


Enameling 101

Learn the basics of kiln fired enameling. Prepping our metals, kiln procedures and safety will all be covered. We will explore opaques, firing temperatures, layering of colors, sgraffito and more.        


Saturday September 9th 10am-1pm    $60

Monday September 18th 6pm-9pm    $60


(Basic supply kit included, extra supplies available for purchase.)

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Enamel Texture

Orange peel, sugar fire, seed beads, stencils, and surprise add ins. We have many fun materials to play with.  We will discuss and learn ways to make both tactile and visual texture. Enameling experience is not required. (Bring a bag lunch.)

Saturday Oct. 7th     10am-5pm  $120 

(Plus $20 supply kit. Extra supplies available for purchase. Feel free to bring extra copper to enamel on.)     

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Make Your Mark in enameling

In this series of advanced classes we will explore painting with China Paints, drawing with graphite, enamel crayons, sgraffito, stenciling, scrolling, painting with dry enamels, liquid enamels, and more. This is a great way to sample lots of fun things and find out what you love.  Enameling experience is not required but is helpful.*           Bring a bag lunch.

Sept. 23rd   Graphite Drawing on Enamel       10am-5pm   $145 includes supplies and safety equipment.**

Sept. 30th   Painting on Enamel with Vintage China Paints 10am-5pm  $145 includes supplies and safety equipment.**

Oct. 14th      Liquid Enamel, Enamel Crayon, and Sgraffito  10am-5pm  $145 includes supplies and safety equipment**

**Basic kit of copper is included. Additional copper is available for purchase at class.**

*If you don't have enameling experience please note that I will teach as if you do and then once everyone is started on their own I will show you the basics of enameling.

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