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Image in Enamel

Veleta Vancza
SCULPT 645 001
Lab Fee $50

In this course students learn the basics of copper enameling (fusing glass to copper) and explore the potential of enamel decals. We cover basic enameling techniques such as sifting and explore sophisticated decal techniques. Students create their own decals on campus using laser printed images as well as experiment with decals that are commercially available. Lectures on the histories and applications of this technique augment work in the studio. Group and individual discussions address technical issues of this process and troubleshoot how to incorprate these elements into a completed artwork. This course is for all levels of students. No prior metals or enamel experience is necessary.


- Veleta Vancza -

Veleta Vancza has been working as an artist for almost 30 years. She began her career as an art/studio jeweler creating one-of-a-kind conceptual works. More recently she has been working on a larger scale creating sculpture, wall pieces, and installations using vitreous enamel on metal integrated with new technologies such as sound-mapping, and 3D rendering software. She is recognized for her experimental use of vitreous enamel as an adhesive, as well as her innovations with phosphorescent enamels. Veleta is also the co-founder and Creative Director for Mina Atramentum, makers of Mine Luxury Nail Lacquer, and holds a patent for her research in suspension-based coatings with precious metals & gemstones. Her innovative approach to packaging design has earned her worldwide recognition, and was a finalist for a Clio Image award in 2014. Veleta’s work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as the Museum of Arts & Design (NYC), the Design Museum (Helsinki), the Cheugju International Craft Biennale,and Museum fur Angewandte Kunst. Many of her works have been featured in a variety of books and periodicals such as Sculpture Magazine, Metalsmith Magazine, Marie Claire, WWD Japan, The Boston Globe, 500 Enameled Objects and The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration. Her works can be found in the permanent collections of the Kohler Company and the Museum of Arts & Design as well as numerous private collections. Veleta is currently a Professional Lecturer in the Fashion Department at Marist College.

  Veleta Vancza   color pile #5 , 2002 Copper, vitreous enamel

Veleta Vancza
color pile #5, 2002
Copper, vitreous enamel

Later Event: August 12
Speculative Weaving