Metals & Jewelry

Collage with Decals & Enamel

Kathleen Browne
February 21-24, 2019

In this workshop we will experiment with enamel decals of abstract patterns, textures and images, made/provided by the instructor.  Working with opaque and transparent enamels, participants will cut and collage decals to create compositions that express each individual’s design aesthetic.  Color and enamel applications are an integral part of this process.  The decal making process will be demonstrated and sources supplied.  Settings for enamels will be discussed and demonstrated. 

Students should have familiarity with basic enameling application techniques and beginning jewelry-making techniques.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. 

$492.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Melissa Manley Jewelry

Band Rings

Melissa Manley
March 22-23, 2019

Want to learn simple metal working skills? If you are a beginner, this is your class! Students will spend two days learning how to texture, shape, cut, and solder metal by making simple band rings! The skills learned will be very basic, beginning skills for working in non-ferrous metals. We will work in copper and bronze, but students may want to bring their own 18ga sterling. We will use the roll mill, stamps, hammers and our imaginations for a weekend of creative fun!

ALL LEVELS

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$246.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Cloisonné Jewelry

Talya Kantro
April 5-6, 2019

This workshop aims to provide students with the fundamental techniques used in the ancient art of cloisonné enamel. Learn to draw with silver and glass. Precision and attention to detail are stressed in cloisonné. Previous enameling experience is encouraged, but not essential. Topics covered include: washing transparent enamels, forming and adhesion of cloisonné wire, wet packing and stoning enamels, and the polishing and finishing of enameled surfaces.

ALL LEVELS

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$264.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Rustic Casting

Sarah Tector
May 3-4, 2019

Experiment with alternative, free form, organic casting techniques that can be done in almost any environment. Begin with exploring the instant gratification of casting silver components and objects using water and organic materials (frozen peas, coffee beans, rock salt, and spaghetti) followed by the basics of charcoal casting, learning and practicing flat-sided casting. 

ALL LEVELS

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$335.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

WEARABLE ELECTRONICS & SOFT CIRCUITS

Arthur Hash & Elliot Clapp
June 23- July 3, 2019

Students will create interactive wearable objects as they learn the basics of electronics, programmable micro-controllers, assembling circuits, and sewing soft circuits. We’ll build basic circuits, program sensors, and fabricate enclosures, making multiple pieces and leaving with a broad understanding of embedding electronics into wearable work.

ALL LEVELS

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$1,050.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Greg Wilbur Raising workshop Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft

Moving Metal:

The Art of Raising Metal

Greg Wilbur
July 12-16, 2019

Transform a flat 2-deminsional sheet of copper into a closed 3-dimensional form in this ancient and dynamic process of raising metal. Using metal hammers and stakes, students will learn the process of Western and Eastern concentric raising.  Design possibilities, surface treatments and patinas will be explored.  Geared for both beginners and more experienced students, Greg’s class will take a personal approach to closely monitor your technique development and efficiency. 

SOME HAND STRENGTH IS NECESSARY

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$553.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Dan Dicaprio Workshop at Pocosin Arts

Wood Jewelry

Dan Dicaprio
July 26-30, 2019

Wood is an incredible material for making ornate and lightweight wearable objects. In this workshop students will explore small scale woodcarving techniques with an emphasis on jewelry applications. Basic soldering and metal fabrication will be demonstrated to complete a variety of jewelry applications like rings, earrings, brooches and pendants. No previous experience with woodcarving or metalsmithing is required, although previous knowledge in either can be explored further throughout this workshop. 

ALL LEVELS

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$556.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Jeanie Pratt copy

Woven Metal

Jeanie Pratt
August 9-13, 2019

In this workshop students will learn how to weave small sheets of metal from flattened wire to incorporate in your jewelry. Students will be introduced to a variety of different patterns that can be achieved with weave structures ranging from a simple over under plain weave to beautiful flowing undulating designs. There are so many fun ways to achieve different effects in weaving, including the weave pattern itself, combining different metals for contrast in the weave pattern and varying the widths of the wire used in the weave structure. Students will be encouraged to create a variety of samples by forming in the hydraulic press and by soldering edges. There will be discussions and samples on how to set and utilize your ‘woven sheet’ in brooches, pendants, beads, and earrings. 

BASIC METALSMITHING SKILLS REQUIRED

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$575.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Ashley Gilreath Workshop at Pocosin Arts

First Time Metalsmithing

Ashley Gilreath
August 23-27, 2019

Your journey into the tools and processes of metalsmithing begins here! This workshop for newcomers will open up a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in learning how to bend, hammer, and heat metal into wearable and sculptural artwork. Demonstrations will include how to solder, saw, sand, polish, emboss, texture, and form objects with precious metals. In addition, students will learn basic stone setting and cold-connection techniques. We will focus our efforts on creating small yet intricate pieces while giving students a great foundation to build upon for future endeavors in the metal arts.

ALL LEVELS

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$590.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Saw Solder Set

Anna Johnson
September 6-10, 2019

The creative opportunity cracks wide open with just a few basic techniques. This workshop will focus on exploring those techniques with an emphasis on creative problem solving and incorporating found objects. Students should be ready to develop their metalsmithing skills, including but most certainly not limited to, sawing, soldering, and setting. Discussions around professional practice, design, and studio setup will also take place during this workshop. Come with interesting objects that could be incorporated into jewelry, a playful attitude, and get ready to make multiple wearable pieces by the end of the workshop.

ALL LEVELS

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$576.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Ken Bova enamel workshop Pocosin Arts School of Craft

Drip, Dry, Draw & Fire

Ken Bova
October 4-5, 2019

In this workshop students experience the limitless possibilities available with white liquid enamel to create colorful and brilliant graphic imagery for brooch, earring, and small vessel forms. We’ll learn how to dip, brush, pour, paint, draw with, and torch fire this versatile form of enamel on copper. We’ll also explore additional techniques of over-firing and sgraffito to get intense color effects along with an assortment of bench tricks and material applications. The ability to use a jeweler’s saw for piercing is helpful but not necessary. Expect to make lots of samples and experiments for small wearable pieces

ALL LEVELS

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$270.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)