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Online Workshops – Metals & Jewelry

METALS & JEWELRY ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Raising and Fabricating Pewter
Logan Woodle

June 9, 16 & 23,  2022
3:00  – 5:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190

Registration Closed

Pewter’s unique molecular structure presents makers with a nearly overwhelming range of forming and fabrication techniques. In this course students will learn to exploit this structure through raising and mixed metal fabrication. Over three weeks attendees will learn to draft patterns, angle raise, weld, and solder pewter and copper. Special focus will be placed on exploring how pewter and copper respond differently to forming techniques.

Details:

Logan Woodle is a metalsmith, educator, and the 7th generation to live on his family farm in Conway, SC. He earned an MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and a BFA from Winthrop University in 2009. Currently, Logan is an Associate Professor of Art at Coastal Carolina University where he also serves as Coordinator of Studio Art.  His work has been exhibited across the country, and he was chosen to participate in the Metal Museum’s exhibition, 40 Under 40: The Next Generation of American Metal Artists in 2019.

http://LoganWoodle.com

@LoganWoodleMetalsmith

Graphic graphite—it’s not just black and white
Anne Havel

June 15 & 22,  2022
12:30  – 3:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $155

Registration Closed

Using a torch, line creation and imagery using graphite and color within your enamel piece will be demonstrated. We will start by sifting an opaque base and from there, material to be covered includes:  graphite drawings on several different surfaces and adding color via painting enamels.  We will cover matte surfaces via several methods, sugar-firing, and how to fire the piece to maintain the full integrity of the drawings and added color. Metal prep, forming, counter enameling for strength, torch safety and options, tip sizes, multiple firing station set-up options, and heat containment will all be covered.

Details :

Anne has been an independent studio artist for 20 years, teaching 10-20 workshops a year and exhibiting in juried fine craft shows.  Work is included in the permanent collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation as well as numerous private collections.  Service is a critical part of my journey.  I am a reformed CPA and now use my powers for good, serving as treasurer on several boards of directors.  

Recent accomplishments: 

Juror, Hand Crafted, Maria V Howard Arts Center of the Imperial Centre for the Arts

Co-creator, Project Mesh Residency

Juror, “Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss”, The Enamelist Society traveling exhibition

Contemporary Jewelry Design, by Loretta Lam, Nov 2020

Presenter, ECU Symposium, January 2020

Permanent collection of Enamel Arts Foundation 

The Art of Fine Enameling, Revisited, by Karen Cohen, April 2020

Recent exhibitions: UnderFire 3, Enamel Guild North East

Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

http://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/annehavel

Icing on the Cake- Exploring Color on Metal
Marilyn da Silva

June 18 & 25,  2022
3:00  – 5:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Sold Out! if you are interested in joining the waitlist email us at zoom@pocosinarts.org 

This workshop will explore the use of gesso and colored pencils on metal as a method for applying color. Acrylic gesso is ready-to-use liquid  grounds formulated for the use of acrylic paints and other media on any  commonly used painting surface including metal. Gesso provides a “tooth” to the support that promotes the adhesion of your choice of medium including colored pencils and other drawing media. 

During part-1 of this 2-part workshop, I will begin with an overview of my  work using gesso and colored pencil. We will begin experimenting with  color on sample pieces of copper. During our second meeting, participants are encouraged (but not required) to have one or more finished pieces on which to use this coloring technique. 

We will continue with our exploration of this process.

Details:

MARILYN da SILVA’s work is based on telling stories through imagery and representational elements. Her trademark surface treatment of gesso and colored pencil creates a rich palette for her sculpture and wearable pieces.  Her work has been displayed nationally and internationally.  

Marilyn is a professor in the Jewelry/Metal Arts program at California  College of the Arts. She is a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College.  She received the Master of the Medium Award 2017 from the James  Renwick Alliance. She is a Fellow of the American Craft Council and was  “Master Metalsmith 1999” at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in  Memphis, Tennessee. 

http://www.marilyndasilva.com/

Instagram-course for artists
Carina Shoshtary

July 1 & 8,  2022
11:00 am  – 1:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $130

In this online workshop for artists, designers, and people working in other creative fields you will learn how to use Instagram optimally to showcase, brand, and market your work, reach new clients, make interesting contacts, and gain more reach and publicity in general. The themes we will cover are bio, profile types, posts/grid, stories, reels, live, hashtags/tags, algorithm, Instagram shopping, reach, and more.

Please make sure to update your Instagram app on your phone so you have the newest version available.

Details:

Carina Shoshtary, a Munich-based artist of German and Iranian ancestry, is known for her other-worldly contemporary jewellery pieces that are made from unconventional materials for unusual areas of the body. Her recent project “The Hunter” extended her practice into the fields of mask making, music, and photography, and initiated collaborations with performing artists. 
Since 2017 Shoshtary curates the highly popular Instagram page @fashion_for_bank_robbers on which she presents the most innovative masks and headpieces created by contemporary artists from all around the globe.

http://carinashoshtary.com/

@carinashoshtary

MASON MAGIC
Anne Havel 

July 6 & 13,  2022
1:00   – 3:30 p.m. ET 

SOLD OUT!

Session 2 

July 6 & 13,  2022
9:30  am  – 12:00 p.m. ET 

SOLD OUT!

Tuition: $155

Email zoom@pocosinarts.org to be added to the waitlist 

Using a torch, line creation, and imagery using graphite, mason stains, and a small amount of Thompson acrylic enamels will be gleefully covered. We will start with a sifted opaque base and then create a graphite drawing.  From there, we will discuss various ways of using mason stains to paint, including converting them to overglazes (painting enamels) via several methods. 

Surfaces will be discussed and how they impact the full integrity of the drawings and added color. Metal prep, forming, counter enameling for strength, torch safety and options, tip sizes, multiple firing station set-up options, and heat containment will all be covered.

Details:

Anne has been an independent studio artist for 19 years, teaching 10-20 workshops a year and exhibiting in juried fine craft shows.  Work is included in the permanent collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation as well as numerous private collections.  Service is a critical part of my journey.  I am a reformed CPA and now use my powers for good, serving as treasurer on several boards of directors.  Anne is the creator of the Project Mesh Residency.

annehavel.com

Granulation Rings
Victoria Lansford

July 8 & 15,  2022
3:00  – 5:30 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $155

In this intensive, online workshop learn to fuse sterling silver and 18K gold granules and wire in the manner of the ancient Etruscans, Egyptians, and Greeks. This straightforward method provides immediate gratification with very little clean up! Create traditional or contemporary patterns, while fabricating a pyramid and 2 rings.

 The technique for wire appliqué and granules on sheet, as well as the ability to fuse metal before forming or soldering, provides endless opportunity for stylization and individual design. Victoria will present a number ways to achieve different patterns for a variety of types of jewelry.

Everyone will have access for 30 days to the high-resolution recorded demos to see magnified detail from the comfort of your own studio. Students will receive instructor support via Padlet, a private virtual space that will help create a sense of class community and facilitate speedy feedback.

Details:

From the most intricate art jewelry to architectural metal installations for one of the world’s largest superyachts, Victoria Lansford creates award winning and genre busting artwork that is a visual exploration of feminine power, informed by myth and music, inspired by nature.

Her artwork has has been widely exhibited and published, including at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Rochester Institute of Technology, the Lark 500 series, Metalsmith and Jewelry Artist magazines, and on Home and Garden Television. Her book Giving Voice won a 2019 Independent Publishers Award for Best Design and a 2020 e-Lit Award. Lansford’s old-growth tree shaded studio is located on the ancestral lands of the Muscogee People (Atlanta, GA).

https://victorialansford.com

@victorialansfordartwork

Experiments with Rust
 Amanda Denison

July 9 & 16,  2022
10:00 am  – 12:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $130

The workshop will explore how you can enhance enamelled steel pieces with the introduction of rust.   

 It will cover the different steels you can use, preparing and applying wet process liquid enamels and different tools for mark-making prior to firing.  We will explore abrading surfaces prior to the rusting process and the pros and cons of natural rusting vs accelerated processes will be discussed. Finally, some cheats using copper will be demonstrated.

 The emphasis is on experimentation and breaking the rules.  Students will be set a challenge to do in the week between sessions and their samples will be shared and discussed in the second session.  There will be a private Facebook group for students to join with information, resources and scope to share work and ask questions.

Details:

Amanda Denison is an English Jewellery Artist, living and working in West London.  She originally studied Fine Art and later re-trained in jewellery making. On graduating Amanda was named ‘one to watch’ by the UK Craft Council and awarded a place on their prestigious Hothouse programme.  She was awarded Rising Star status by two of the UK’s leading Craft Galleries.  

Amanda’s approach to enamelling is experimental.  She is fascinated by the interplay between rust and enamel and exploring how far this can be taken.  Each piece is a one-off and although processes can be repeated, rusting is unpredictable and often yields unexpected results.  Amanda participates in the UK’s high end Craft fairs and her work has been exhibited throughout the UK and Internationally. Her work has been featured in UK and European magazines.

http://www.amandadenison.com

@AmandaKDenison

Ferrous to Fine: Small Scale Welding
April Wood

July 9 & 16,  2022
1:00   – 3:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

We often think of welding as an industrial process, utilized on a large scale or for structural fabrication. This two-day workshop will introduce students to the Smith Little Torch and oxy-acetylene welding on a jewelry scale, with wire and sheet mild steel. The torch set up and the mechanics of welding will be discussed, demonstrations of different types of joints and welding set ups will be shown, as well as creating surface textures with the torch. The workshop will also include demonstrations on methods for cleaning up welds and surface finishing and patinas for steel.

Students will need access to a Smith Little Torch (or equivalent mini oxygen/acetylene torch) if they would like to try the techniques demonstrated themselves. The Smith Little Torch can be purchased here: https://www.riogrande.com/product/smith-little-torch-acetylene-and-oxygen-set/500029

Details:

April Wood is a metalsmith and jeweler living and working in Baltimore, MD. She is a co-founder of the Baltimore Jewelry Center, a metals + jewelry community education space in Baltimore city, where she worked as Studio and Program Manager, Exhibitions Director, and an Instructor. She received her BFA in Studio Art, concentrating in Metals/Jewelry, from Texas State University – San Marcos and her MFA from Towson University. She has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Penland School of Crafts, Idyllwild Arts Academy, and Towson University. Her work has been featured in Metalsmith, Surface Design Journal, and Sculpture. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally, including a solo exhibition at the Austin Museum of Art and SIERAAD International Art Jewelry Fair in Amsterdam.

https://aprilwoodmetalsmith.com

@aprilwoodmetalsmith

Brilliant Transparent Color with Handmade Textured Silver Foil
Ricky Frank

July 15 & 22,  2022
11:00 am  – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190

Take your transparent enamel color to a new dimension. Make your enamel images more unique and personal with the addition of patterned color, layers, and light.

In this class, students will learn to create reflective foil layers that add the elements of pattern and texture into their transparent enamel layers. Handmade foil is thicker than commercial foils and is easily embossed, folded, and tooled to create unique and personal design elements. Firing transparent or opalescent enamel over textured foil creates a feeling of movement and magic as the different angles of the textures bounce light in many directions.

Lessons will cover making foil, texturing foil, firing the foil layers, and adding transparent enamel color layers over the foil elements. Basic enameling knowledge is required. Transparent color and foil basics will also be covered in this class.

Details:

I am a self-taught cloisonne´ jewelry artist who has sold my enamel jewelry at craft shows and retail stores for over 45 years. My teaching experience includes classes in my home studio, workshops at The Enamelist Society Conference, and classes at many craft schools across the USA. In 2014, after teaching several in-persons at Rio Grande Jewelry Supply, I helped them create a popular enamel YouTube video series. That experience opened my eyes to the value of online teaching many years before Covid made this style of teaching necessary. I began to develop videography skills and created my own series of online classes as well as a year-long online enameling program for more dedicated students. 

My academic background is in Psychology; my undergrad time (Emory Univ.) was spent learning how to learn”. That was especially valuable after graduation when I taught enamel and made jewelry. In graduate school (West Georgia College) my focus was on peak performance and creativity. Upon graduation, my enameling took a giant leap as I applied the many lessons that I had learned to my own art-making process. I bring this wide range of experience (enameling, jewelry, learning, and creativity), to my classrooms. Students are challenged to move beyond copying techniques. We look for MORE questions instead of the RIGHT answers. Learning to think for ourselves and in our own way becomes part of our enameling goal. Some enameling experience is required; simple cloisonne´ techniques will be demonstrated and are not a prerequisite for this class. Samples can be made without using the cloisonne´ technique. A kiln or torch can be used. 

http://www.rickyfrank.com

@rickyfrank32



Experimenting with Powder Coating
Shana Kroiz

July 21 & 28,  2022
12:00   – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Powder coating is a great way to add color texture and imagery to any metal project. Powder coating is a great alternative to vitreous enamel. In this 2 session workshop, participants will learn many ways to use powder coating on metal. The focus will be on low-tech techniques, that do not involve large-scale spray booths and powder coating guns. We will learn sifting, hot flocking, stencils, decals, and drawing in powder coat material along with many other low-tech ways to incorporate powder coating into your current metal and jewelry making practice. 

Details:

Native Baltimorean Shana Kroiz is known for her experimental enamels and as a jewelry educator. Throughout her career, Kroiz has been involved in teaching and promoting the growth of jewelry as a recognizable art form. Kroiz is currently working as a full-time studio artist while teaching classes and workshops at the Baltimore Jewelry Center a non-profit she helped found. She was the founder and former director of the Maryland Institute College of Art Jewelry Center, where she also taught for 22 years. Kroiz is the former director of the 92nd Street Y’s Jewelry Center. She received her BFA with Honors from Parsons School of Design and her MFA from Towson University.

Kroiz exhibits her one-of-a-kind sculptural enamel and metalwork nationally and internationally. Her work is exhibited in the permanent collections in museums and galleries across the country and she has also been published in numerous books and articles.  

https://www.shanakroizjewelry.com/

@shanakroizjewelry

Crear Inesperado. Formas libres con resina epóxica para pequeñas esculturas y joyas
Vania Ruiz

Julio 22 y 29,  2022
3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Tuition: $130

Descripción:

La resina es un material versátil que permite color, transparencia, unión, recubrimiento y volumen, entre muchas otras posibilidades. En este taller aprenderemos a manipular la resina epoxi sin moldes mediante 2 técnicas diferentes: vaciado sobre una superficie plana y recubrimiento sobre tela para crear objetos tridimensionales. Intervendremos estos volúmenes con diferentes técnicas de dibujo y pintura para lograr efectos de profundidad, acentos y color. Como resultado, crearemos piezas que evolucionarán hacia formas finales inesperadas. Los estudiantes desarrollarán varias muestras que luego se pueden usar por separado o ensamblar en conjunto en un proyecto final. Habilidades básicas de joyería no son obligatorias pero deseables.

Details / Detalles:

Soy una arquitecta chilena y diseñadora de joyas radicada en Viña del Mar, Chile. Comencé mi práctica de joyería en 2010 y fundé mi marca CasaKiro (un pequeño estudio en el hogar formado por 4 mujeres), mientras desarrollaba mi joyería de arte personal, explorando la decoración popular del hogar, como las flores artificiales. He presentado mi trabajo en Chile, Argentina, Alemania, Italia, Polonia, España y Holanda, entre otros. En Estados Unidos fui invitada a Loot 2019 (NY MAD Museum) y SCAD Museum 2021. También obtuve el Primer Premio en la Bienal Latinoamericana de Joyería Contemporánea de Buenos Aires 2018 y 2021.

http://www.casakiro.cl

@casakiro

Experimental Enameling – searching for expressive techniques 
Nora Kovats

July 23 & 30,  2022
10:00 am   – 12:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $130

You will learn a variety of different enameling techniques with the aim of creating expressive, emotionally compelling surfaces for your jewelry pieces. Ideally you can further experiment with these techniques and apply them to your unique artistic visual language.

We will start with conventional dry-sifting with a focus on color theory, then quickly move into more experimental techniques such as firescale manipulation with transparent layering, pull-through/break-up technique, bubbly effects with water/oil-based enamels, creating 3D-structures with glass beads and binding wire, experimenting with sand and flooding/water-based surface manipulation.

Towards the end of the second session, one of the enameled pieces done in the previous session will be chosen to be set into a brooch, showing how to complete it with a hand-pierced silver setting and pin as seen on the image above. 

Previous enameling experience is an advantage, though not strictly necessary if you are a fast learner. However, the brooch setting requires previous metalwork experience. 

Details:

Nora Kovats is an artist and jewellery designer from Cape Town. After graduating with a Masters in Jewellery Design from the University of Stellenbosch, she moved to Germany, where she began to establish herself as an independent artist. In 2020, she moved to the picturesque Bavarian town of Bamberg, where she opened a new studio-gallery-space together with her partner.

Nora’s work, both wearable jewellery and sculpture, reflects the world through the lens of her imagination. It speaks of an enchanted inner space, blurring the boundaries between flora, fauna and fungi to create an imagined archetypical garden. Above all, Nora is fascinated by enamelling as a technique, both due to its vibrancy and the element of chance and uniqueness dictated by the firing process. She dedicates much of her time to experimenting with enamel techniques.

Her work can be seen in galleries and on contemporary craft platforms such as Klimt02 and the Homo Faber Guide for Excellent Craftsmanship. She teaches workshops (both in her studio and internationally at craft schools) and regularly participates in contemporary craft exhibitions and jewellery competitions.

https://www.norakovats.com/

@studionorakovats

Forging Metal: Improve Your Hammer Skills

Jack da Silva

July 23 & 30,  2022
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190

This workshop will focus on understanding the principles and dynamics of successful smithing. Explore how a comfortable grasp, accurate targeting, use of a hammer’s rebound, sequencing, posture and a proper ergonomic approach that can help to protect you from stress while extending your ability to form metal.

 Beginning with simple samples, we will build toward the creation of two forged cuff bracelets. These techniques apply to almost any metal. Our workshop will focus on working with aluminum, since it will not require annealing. This will allow us to progress more quickly and easily at minimal expense. 

 We will then continue with our exploration of this process in our next session, focusing on alignment strategies, refinement and adjustment procedures to accomplish elegant line quality. Once these principles are understood, smithing copper, sterling silver and other metals can become even more rewarding.

Details:

Jack da Silva’s work focuses on the use of smithing techniques to create metal sculpture, vessels and jewelry. These methods primarily include, raising, anticlastic, synclastic, and forging. He enjoys creating a volume, then manipulates them to add contrast and embellishments. Jack feels that a background as a gravestone maker, ceramics, percussion and the development of hammer control have influenced his approach with metal.

Jack has taught as a professor of Jewelry Metal Arts at the City College of San Francisco, California College of the Arts and Kookmin University, Seoul South Korea. He exhibits and presents workshops, lectures, nationally and internationally. Jack’s work includes representation in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; Modern Art Museum, Seoul South Korea, the Sonny Kamm Teapot Collection, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and international private collections.

https://www.jackdasilva.com/

 

Altered Surfaces and Sensitive Sifting – Vitreous Enameling on Textured Metal

Jessica Turrell

August 4 & 11, 20222
10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $130

In this class Jessica will demonstrate techniques she has developed for combining textured metal surfaces with vitreous enameling techniques. 

 She will explore methods for creating relief, texture and pattern on the underlying  metal surface, and then how to use sifting techniques to enable enamel to interact with, and be altered by, these textures. 

 The first session will include a slide presentation of Jessica’s enamel work. This will be followed by demonstrations of texturing and patterning techniques with a particular focus on etching. Jessica will discuss a variety of resists, plus relevant health and safety issues. Hammer and punch texturing, and roll mill printing will also be covered.

 The second session will focus on the application of enamel, using sifting techniques to apply enamel to the altered surface and how over-firing and under-firing can help to enhance the surface texture.

Throughout the courses, Jessica will share her samples and talk about the methods she has developed within her own work.

Details:

Jessica’s practice is characterized by a career-long engagement with vitreous enamel. Over the last 20 years, she has moved away from more conventional techniques and now has a stripped-back approach that both subverts the typical material characteristics of enamel whilst exploiting its unique qualities with a particular focus on the tactile. In 2007 Jessica undertook a postgraduate course where she was able to extend her ongoing research into mark-making through a variety of printmaking processes. After graduation, Jessica was awarded a prestigious research fellowship during which she investigated the place of enamel in contemporary jewellery practice. Jessica has exhibited her work internationally and has won a number of awards for her enamel work including three recent Silver awards at the prestigious Goldsmiths Craft and Design Awards. In addition to making both one-off and limited edition jewellery collections, Jessica is an experienced teacher, lecturer, researcher, and curator, working to promote contemporary and innovative enamel jewellery to a wider audience.

https://klimt02.net/jewellers/jessica-turrell

@jessica.turrell 

The Resilient Studio: Honing Your Creative Process & Sustainability Practices
Raïssa Bump

August 4 & 11, 2022 
1:00  – 3:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

How wonderful it feels when we show up in our studios with clarity and anticipation. In this workshop you will explore what your inspiration is, what structure your creative practice takes shape in, and what materials, techniques, environments, or moods bring them to life. Examples, prompts, and studio tips will be shared.

Conceived and created as a restorative retreat for you and your creativity, in-between our bookmarked workshop hours you’ll receive daily emails with encouraging reminders, quotes, writing prompts, resources … all of which guide you to more insight and the makings of a sustainable creative practice. 

All levels and disciplines are welcome!

Details:

Raïssa received a BFA in metals from RISD and studied in Italy at Alchimia. She’s well versed at making both one-of-a-kind pieces and edition collections. Through teaching, facilitating, and writing, she offers ideas and practices about jewelry technique, creative process, and professional practices (including atypical ones related to wellness, mindset, habits), with the intention of supporting others to flourish and build sustainable and rewarding endeavors.

Raïssa’s jewelry is widely collected. She exhibits with galleries such as Sienna, teaches workshops at Penland, Haystack, and Arrowmont amongst others, and for 10+ years has volunteered with AJF, most recently as board chair.

http://www.raissabump.com

@raissabump

Pattern and Color on Metal

Linda Threadgill

August 6, 13 & 20, 2022
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190

This workshop will detail an exciting variety of surface embellishment techniques for use on copper alloys and precious metals. The basics of etching will be demonstrated using resist methods that are directly applied or photographically transferred. An important focus will be exploring ways to develop the etched plate for the application of color, tools for embossing precious metal, inlay,  scoring and forming, and patina. Metals used will include copper, brass, bronze, sterling, gold, and steel.

Details:

Currently living and working in Santa Fe New Mexico, Linda Threadgill is a metalsmith with over 40 years of studio experience. She is Professor Emerita of the University of Wisconsin and a Fellow of the American Craft Council. Over 80 international workshops and presentations have contributed to a workshop manual that informs and expands on the demonstration material.

Her work, including in many international museum collections, is comprised of sculptures, vessels, and jewelry. The website lindathreadgill.com provides a comprehensive overview of her body of work.

http://lindathreadgill.com

Demystifying Decals
Jessica Calderwood

August 12, 19 & 26, 2022
12:00  – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190

This course will address all of the possible ways to incorporate ceramic decals into your enamelwork. After first addressing the commonalities between all of the possible decal choices, we will cover ‘print your own’ sepia decals, full-color digital decals, pre-printed vintage, and solid color decals. Emphasis will be placed on proper enamel color layering, application and firing, combining decals with other enameling techniques, and incorporating foils or metal luster embellishments. This class is great for enamelists that want to build on beginning skills and for artists interested in finding a bridge between metalworking and digital imagery. 

Details:

Jessica Calderwood is an artist who works in a variety of craft-based media. Trained as a metalsmith and enamelist, her objects and images make statements about contemporary life. Since receiving her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from Arizona State University, her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has participated in artist residencies with the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Ferro Corporation, Mesa Arts Center, and Muncie Metal Spinning. Her work has also been published in Metalsmith Magazine, American Craft, NICHE, Ornament, the Lark 500 series, and the Art of Enameling. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University.

http://www.jessicacalderwood.com

@calderwoodjessica

OBJECT LESSONS: Adventures in Assemblage

Keith Lo Bue

August 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2022
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $255

There’s a world-at-your-fingertip satisfaction in making art from found materials. With careful choices and some easy-to-learn techniques, an assembly of objects can coalesce into a meaningful work of art. 

Join international found-object artist and ‘stuffsmith’ Keith Lo Bue online in an assemblage how-to, conceiving, designing, and building thought-provoking and unusual artwork, for all skill levels. 

Object Lessons focus closely on the creative process, choosing unlike materials to work physically, visually, and conceptually. Using your collection of bits and pieces, aided by innovative use of wire, rivets, and adhesives, you’ll create personal assemblages of beauty, humor, and mystery.

Details:

Keith Lo Bue is an artist, teacher, capmaker, and self-described ‘stuffsmith’ who has work in major collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), and MAD Museum in New York. He has exhibited across the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

Many books feature Lo Bue’s work, including One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today, 1000 Rings, and On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, as well as Metalsmith, American Craft and Ornament magazines (US).

His workshops have been presented at Haystack, Penland, and many institutions across North America, Europe, and Australia, and online worldwide.

https://www.keithlobue.com/

@stuff_smith

Making Beautiful, Wearable, Sculptural Jewelry With Titanium

Douglas Wunder 

August 19 & 26, 2022
9:30-11:30 am. ET 

Tuition: $125

This workshop is intended to familiarize students with an understanding of titanium (Ti), it’s physical and working properties, as well as how to transform titanium into a piece of jewelry. Students will learn how to draw visual concepts/designs and then how to properly develop them into metal objects using the techniques of piercing, sawing, and cold connecting with riveting. Titanium coloring techniques and surface texturing are explored, to add dynamic and impactful contrasting elements. Participants are encouraged to come with an imaginative, experimental approach to jewelry making.

Details:

Douglas Wunder lives in Kutztown Pennsylvania. He designs a unique style of jewelry that focused on abstract imagery with the use of titanium and cold connections. He is inspired from the combinations of natural and technological objects. Wunder’s designs render a balance between aesthetics, the way they function and the manner in which they are made. He works from his studio in his home as an independent artist and travels the United States: exhibiting, selling, and teaching jewelry.

http://edouglaswunder.com/

@edouglaswunderjewelry

Woven Steel Wire Vessels

Christine Clark

August 19, 26 & September 2,  2022
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190

Wire is an incredibly versatile material with simple properties and hundreds of possibilities. Create simple, elegant woven wire vessels using a variety of gauges of mild steel wire. In making the main vessel structure, explore micro welding with the oxy/acetylene torch. Then, learn a weaving process to complete vessels of your own design. Experiment with scale, adding fancy wire elements, and metal finishes to complete your pieces. Other possible projects may include trivets, wall pieces, and mobiles. We’ll look at historic masterpieces and everyday kitchen objects for inspiration. Discover the magic that can be made from this unpretentious but remarkable material.

Details:

Christine Clark is an artist living and working in Portland OR. Her work focuses on public art, installation art, and abstract sculpture in steel, steel wire, and mixed materials. She is a former Professor and Head of the Metals Department at Oregon College of Art and Craft where she taught jewelry/metalsmithing, sculpture, and installation art. Clark is a member of the Nine Gallery, an alternative art gallery that exhibits experimental and installation-based work and is co-owner of Ninety Twenty Studios, a maker/education space in Portland, and runs Ninety Twenty Workshop, which offers both in-person and online metalsmithing classes.

http://cclarkstudio.com

@cclarkstudio

@ninetytwentystudios

Botanical Painting on Enamel
Mi-Sook Hur 

August 20 & 27, 2022
12:00  – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

This workshop focuses on observing and painting floral objects with a modern approach.  Students will learn drawing and painting skills with step-by-step instructions. Demonstrations  will include how to create illusions of three-dimensional quality using lines, volumes, colors,  and other details of plant species from photographic references. Various styles and techniques for drawing and painting flowers and leaves with overglaze paints on enamels will be presented. These techniques include mixing colors, making marks, building up layers, and adding fine details on enameled copper. 

Details:

Mi-Sook Hur is an award-winning enamelist and metalsmith who is a professor at East Carolina  University (NC). Her work focuses on the realistic images inspired by nature and she explores the  modern studies of Limoges enamels. Most recently, she wrote a chapter about her painterly  techniques in The Art of Fine Enameling by Karen Cohen. 

She has taught workshops at the Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the  Newark Museum, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, EGNE (The Enamel Guild North East),  and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. 

Her work is included in the collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation, Racine Art Museum, John  Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sunny & Gloria Kamm, and Arkansas Arts Center.

https://www.misookhur.com/

Wood and Pigment – Engraving Wood with Color

Jason Nemec
August 20 & 27, 2022
12:00 – 2:00PM ET

Tuition: $125

In this workshop, I’ll demonstrate surface techniques for wood that I’ve discovered over many years of research and trial-and-error. Techniques that I’ve come back to again and again in my work. These are the product of deliberate efforts to build rich and unusual surfaces, while always reserving options to push them further. We’ll look at how dye, pigment, wax, shellac, milk paint, bleach, and glue can be used with surface texture, to create color-filled line-work for jewelry, turnings, home decor, and small sculpture. There will be a big emphasis on the thinking behind the choices I make so that you can chart your own course, and make your own discoveries which you can then bring back to the group!

You’ll learn about light fastness, durability, and compatibility of finishes, “drawing” with surface texture, custom mixing of Earth pigments, building a quick French-polished finish with all-natural shellac, layering with milk paint, and how I capture and remember the details of an improvisatory process, to be able to repeat it and stretch it further next time. Oh, and we’ll have a lot of fun!

Details:

Jason Nemec is a multidisciplinary designer and artist working in both software and hardwood. Following a 25-year career in digital design, and 14-year exploration in artistic and sculptural woodworking, in 2021 Jason committed himself full-time to making beautiful objects out of wood and other natural materials. Inspired by curiosity, improvisation, collaboration, and experimentation, Jason’s work is about creating in the margins between the known and the unknown, control of and submission to the material, analysis and intuition. Wood as a medium brings warmth, infinite living complexity, works additively or subtractively, and creates a dimensional canvas for further exploration of surface. These qualities give artists countless opportunities to push and stretch toward an outcome that can never wholly be their own.

Jasonnemec.com

@jason_nemec

Scratching the Surface

Anne Havel

August 24 & 31, 2022
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Using a torch, (although all of this CAN be done in a kiln) line creation and imagery using liquid enamel for sgraffito techniques, color application, firescale, as well as under and over-firing for particular desired effects in the final piece will all be joyfully covered.  Metal prep, forming, counter enameling for strength, torch safety, and options, tip sizes, multiple firing station set-up options as well as fuels, and heat containment will all be covered.

Details:

Anne has been an independent studio artist for 20 years, teaching 10-20 workshops a year and exhibiting in juried fine craft shows.  Work is included in the permanent collections of:

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, the Crocker Art Museum, and the Enamel Arts Foundation as well as numerous private collections.  Service is a critical part of my journey.  I am a reformed CPA and now use my powers for good, serving as treasurer on several boards of directors.

https://annehavel.com/

Hydraulic Press – Metal Sampler Quilt

Sarah Chapman

August 25 & September 1, 2022
1:00- 3:00  pm ET

Tuition: $125

This fast-paced workshop will introduce participants to creating form and texture in metal with the hydraulic press to create a “sampler quilt.”  Participants will learn how to achieve results not easily accomplished with any other methods by using the hydraulic press to experiment with techniques such as embossing, pillowing, forming, bending, and die-cutting. 

Workshop participants will learn to utilize mechanical or “cold connections” that require just a few tools and no soldering. Cold connections will be used to “piece” our metal quilt together, fasten metal layers to one another, and incorporate found objects like beads and shells.

Details:

A studio jeweler and educator for over twenty-five years, Sarah Chapman’s academic background is a hybrid of studio art and education studies at Northeastern Illinois University combined with an ongoing love for self-directed exploration of metalsmithing through research and workshops. Chapman makes hand-fabricated metal jewelry and sculpture, aesthetically merging the industrial and natural worlds with an emphasis on functionality. Sarah shows her work in galleries and juried exhibitions across the country and currently maintains an active studio practice in Minneapolis.

http://www.chapmanmetals.com

@chapmanmetals

Use What You’ve Got! 

The Art + Science of Materialsmithing Selection 

Anne Fiala

September 1 & 8, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

This virtual workshop explores the art and science of material selection and engineering.  Students will develop a tool kit that enables them to manipulate and integrate a wide range of materials without having to purchase a bunch of tools and supplies. Materials like stone, glass, steel, and plastics will be discussed with emphasis on the technical opportunities/restrictions of each. The workshop will be demo-heavy and include opportunities for aesthetic reflection and design development. Students will be encouraged to bring in found objects or materials at hand for this workshop as well as do some work on their own between classes.

Details:

Anne M. Fiala is a maker and educator. In her work, Anne relies on instinct, process, and materials to create objects that reflect on memory, nature, and impermanence. Her education includes a BFA in Industrial Design and a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned an MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University Bloomington. After spending almost a decade in higher ed, she is now focused on building her own studio and arts education platform.  Her work has been included in publications such as Metalsmith Magazine and has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in AMEND Exhibition.

http://www.annemfiala.com

@annefiala

The Wonderful World of Wire!

Emily Rogstad

September 7 & 14, 2022
12:00  – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

This workshop will explore a multitude of ways to manipulate wire for wearable and sculptural work. We will begin with a day focused on using hand tools, pliers, and mandrils to make secure cold-connected forms. On the second day, we’ll fire up the torch to focus on techniques for soldering wire and building structures. 

Lessons will cover: plier techniques, making jump rings, chain making, strategizing intricate solder seams, pick soldering, work hardening, and how to choose the right type of wire for your project.

While some experience would be useful, all levels are welcome

Details:

Emily was born and raised in the village of East Calais, Vermont. She graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry from Maine College of Art. After some traveling she moved to Penland School of Crafts for the two year Core Fellowship. Now a resident of Asheville, North Carolina she spends her time enjoying the mountains and maintaining an inquisitive studio practice while working as a professional jeweler. Emily’s repetitious habit of sketching structures and patterns has informed her latest body of work, using wire and line to create planes and define space. 

http://www.emilyrogstad.com/

@emilyrogstad

Making Multiples in Metal & Enamel

Lisa Crowder

September 7 & 14, 2022
3:00  – 5:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

Learn to create multiples in metal and enamel through the discussion and demonstration of techniques in die forming, layered sawing, sifting techniques, laser cutting, acid etching and more.

Students will have an opportunity to present a piece and receive feedback and suggestion on how to create multiples.

This workshop can benefit anyone working in metal and be applied to enamel work for the creation of production or one of a kind work.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • please see the suggested materials list here – COMING SOON
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Lisa Crowder is a working metalsmith and jewelry designer living in Austin, TX.

She received a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and also attended UNSW in Sydney, Penland School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School of Crafts.
Her focus is on mixed metals, enamel, and stones. She has been a working artist since 2004.
Her work can be found nationwide in a variety of stores & galleries, through her own studio and gallery in Austin, and at juried craft fairs. 

Lisa’s work is a mix of organic shapes and playful colors incorporating mixed metals, enamel, and stone.

http://www.lisacrowder.com

@lisacrowderjewelry

Magic Recipe 

Märta Mattsson

September 9 & 16, 2022
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $130

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

There is no magic recipe but here are some tasty ingredients! Use the ones you like to create your own signature dish!

In this lecture and conversation-based course, I will guide you through how I have been navigating my way through working as a professional artist for 12 years. In the course, I will cover subjects like how to push your work further, how to use photography to make your work stand out, how to price your work, how to work with contemporary art galleries as well as design shops, and how to use social media to reach a wider audience and how to write contracts and loan agreements.

From a personal perspective, I will share my ups and downs and give you fruitful advice on how to make a living as an artist. In my own practice, I work as a conceptual artist making jewelry and sculpture. I teach conceptual and technical workshops. I am a huge material nerd working with anything from insects, metals, wood, resins, and silicone.

Lately, I have been pushing my work in new directions by collaborating with glassblowers, and drag queens, designing a collection of production jewelry for an exclusive design brand as well as making public art.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • materials list here
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.
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Märta Mattsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1982. She received a Master degree from the Royal College of Art in London in 2010. She also received a Bachelor degree in jewellery art from HDK – Acadamy of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg and has been an exchange student at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry in Tokyo, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and at Hawaii Pacific University. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally since 2006 in over 20 solo exhibitions and in many group exhibitions. Märta has given workshops and lectures around the theme of her work in countries like China, Belgium, Mexico, Thailand, USA, Sweden and Latvia and she is was employed as a lecturer at HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts in the department for jewellery art between 2018-2021. In 2016 Märta was awarded the prize Young Applied Artists 2016 in Sweden and her pieces can be found in prestigious Museum collections like MAD – Museum of Art and Design in New York and Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.

‘My jewellery deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion. I take seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary and unfamiliar.’ – Märta

http://www.martamattsson.com

@martamattsson_jewellery

Silver Locket Construction

Charity Hall

September 9 & 16, 2022
3:00  – 5:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

Build a classy silver locket with a functional soldered hinge and clasp. In this fabrication-intensive workshop, learn the basics of locket construction, which will be covered in step-by-step fashion from start to finish. Students will customize their own unique design on the front face of the locket and learn how to integrate a unique, tube-set hinge. Soldering tips and tricks will be offered throughout the class to provide students with an excellent foundation for traditional and contemporary clasps and hinges.

Details:

Charity is an enamelist and metalsmith who creates biologically-inspired artwork. She shares her passion for metal and enamel through teaching a variety of workshops. Charity’s work is shown at the Metal Museum and is also featured in the books: “500 Enameled Objects: A Celebration of Color on Metal,” “Humor in Craft,” and “New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World.”

MFA East Carolina University.

http://charityhall.com

@metalbug00

Charm School

Liz Steiner

September 10 & 17, 2022
12:00  – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

Ever wonder what to do with all your bits, scraps, and metal leftovers? Turn them into charms! This class will cover cold connections such as rivets, tabs, prongs and even stitching on metal, to incorporate a wide range of found objects. We’ll focus on using materials we already have, working small, and working quickly. 

Beginners welcome!

Details:

Liz Steiner received her MFA in Metal Design at East Carolina University in

Greenville, North Carolina. and a BFA in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling from Kent State University in 2006, where she also earned a minor in Geology. She has exhibited work both nationally and internationally. She has had work in several Lark publications and has written for Metalsmith Magazine. She currently lives in Greenville, NC where she teaches for Pitt Community College and the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, while maintaining her studio practice.

http://lizsteiner.squarespace.com/

@lrsteiner7

Enameling: Botanical Forms in Metal

Kathryn Osgood

September 10 & 17, 2022
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

With nature as inspiration, we will create dimensional forms in copper based on botanical elements such

as leaves, petals, pods, and flowers. Forming and metal texturing techniques will be demonstrated, including fold forming, layering, and dapping. Enameling on a 3-dimensional form, creating a textured enamel surface through overfiring and sugar firing, and building a rich colorful surface by layering opaque and transparent enamels will be demonstrated. Solutions for setting dimensional enamel pieces will be discussed. Basic metalworking skills are helpful, but all levels are welcome.

Details:

Kathryn Osgood is a metalsmith, enamellist, and Associate Professor at College of The Albemarle in Manteo, North Carolina. She received her MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University. Her work is included in the collections of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Yale University Art Gallery, Crocker Art Museum, Gregg Museum, Racine Arts Museum, and The Enamel Arts Foundation. Publications include The Art of Enameling, 500 Necklaces, The Art of Jewelry: Wood, Contemporary Enameling: Art and Techniques, Steel Wire Jewelry, The Art of Fine Enameling, and Metalsmith magazine.

http://kathrynosgoodstudio.com

@kosgood2

Color and texture – Cold-enamel on Metal Clay

Liz Sabol

September 15, 22 & 29, 2022
12:00  – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

Imagine the possibilities of cold-enamel techniques using texture and color! This class will explore what type of textures will work best and why. Using simple shapes, the focus will be on texture choice and color use. Learn to create depth and additional dimension using a combination of translucent and opaque color, followed by resin on top of the texture. Make a variety of pendants, earrings, or matching sets.

Intermediate to advanced. Must have a good understanding of metal clay handling, rolling, joining, construction, etc.

Details:

Liz Sabol is recognized for her colorful and fantastical champlevé, earning distinction in the Saul Bell Design Award five years in a row, as well as placing in other domestic and international competitions.

In addition to being a PMC certified instructor, she brings over 30 years of experience as an artist and designer to her metal clay jewelry.

https://www.lsabol.com/

@lizsabol_jewelryart

Explore New Ground – Enamel on Steel Forms (Part 1)

Alisa Looney

September 15, 22 & 29, 2022
3:00  – 5:30 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $235

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

Have a hankering to enamel on steel? Learn to design, cut, and hammer varied gauges into 3D forms, and apply ground coat for strong yet lightweight structure. Both low-cost and professional methods covered for applying liquid enamel with granular spray for smooth consistent textures, gradations, and stencils. Experience incredible control when you sgraffito varied line thicknesses in abstract patterns or detailed drawings. Fire to desired finish from sugar to gloss, creating forms with an ideal surface for layering liquid and transparent enamels. Take as a stand-alone course or follow with Part 2 – Mastering Watercolor Enamels and Lusters.

Details:

Best known for her award-winning outdoor sculptures, Alisa Looney has exhibited in the U.S. and Canada. Her work is in private and public collections, including Maryhill Museum of Art, and several U.S. cities. Her enamel sculptures have been selected for TES’s International Biennials: Alchemy 4, 5 & 6, and published in The Art of Fine Enameling, Second Edition. Alisa studied metal arts in her early years, received her BFA in 1983, and began welding in 1998.  In 2010 she began enameling with John Killmaster, and now merges metal sculpture with narrative imagery. Alisa loves sharing these techniques through workshops.

https://alisalooney.com

@alisalooney

The Dynamic Duo:  Solder & Enamel

Anne Havel

September 20 & 27, 2022
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $155

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

Anne will discuss and demonstrate each step involved in soldering and enameling some of the pictured earrings using a torch—these may not work in a kiln.  You must be able to solder, enamel, use a flex shaft, and pierce independently, although how choices are made will be discussed.  A facebook group will be created for questions between sessions.

Details:

Anne has been an independent studio artist for 20 years, teaching 10-20 workshops a year and exhibiting in juried fine craft shows.  Work is included in the permanent collections of:

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, the Crocker Art Museum, and the Enamel Arts Foundation as well as numerous private collections.  Service is a critical part of my journey.  I am a reformed CPA and now use my powers for good, serving as treasurer on several boards of directors.

https://annehavel.com/

The Alchemy of Copper Oxides: Two Enamels, Infinite Colors

Kristina Glick

September 23 & 30, 2022
12:00  – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

This workshop will explore the dynamic interaction between white and clear liquid enamel, copper, and heat. The range of colors you can create using just these two enamel and the naturally occurring oxides in your metal will amaze you!  

 We will start with enamel application (pouring, dipping, brushing) and sgraffito (creating patterns, texture, or imagery by scratching through the enamel with sharp tools). Next, we will explore firing, adding layers, and firing again, which is where the magic really happens. We will play with the contrast between the enamel and bare metal as well as targeted firing to create a large range of unique colors and effects. This approach to enameling can be used to create small jewelry enamels or larger wall panels. All skill levels are welcome.

Details:

Kristina Glick is a metalsmith and enamelist who also dabbles in drawing, textiles and book arts. She is head of the metals and jewelry program at Idaho State University in Southeastern ID and teaches workshops for craft schools and metalsmithing groups around the country. Her work has been exhibited in many national and international juried exhibitions and appears in various publications including 500 Enameled Objects and 500 Gemstone Jewels. Kristi has an MFA from East Carolina University in Metal Design. 

http://Kristinaglick.com

 

All That Glitters – Using Patterned/Embossed/Burnt Gold Foil in Enamel
Jan Harrell

September 23 & 30, 2022
3:00  – 5:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

The price of gold is over $1600 an ounce, but there is no other color quite like it!!

In this workshop, you will learn a cost-effective way to incorporate gold into enamel projects by capturing gold foil under and over glass. Jan will demonstrate three specific techniques using a single sheet of Japanese gold foil.  Many samples will be shown, along with finished projects.

Jan’s goal is to provide students with a better understanding of the ways in which gold foil can be manipulated to create exciting, high-impact textures and patterns.

(While silver foil can be used, the results will not be as crisp, because of the difference in the foil’s thickness.)

This workshop is open to all levels but these techniques are best utilized by some foundation and experience in enamel.

Session 1 – In this 2-hour Zoom workshop, Jan will demonstrate three different ways to use gold foil to enhance small enamel projects.

The following will be covered in this session:

  • Metal preparation 
  • Basic enamel procedures
  • Sifters and sprayers
  • Surfactants
  • Preparation of gold foil/silver foil/gold leaf
  • Stencils

Jan will provide homework assignments for students to complete between the two sessions. Students will have the opportunity to practice the techniques taught and ask questions in part 2.

Session 2 – In the second part of the  Zoom class, Jan will build on the information from the first session.  The group will review and discuss student pieces. Jan will trouble-shoot, answer questions, and give suggestions for alternative enhancements. There will be a demo of the gold leaf usage.

In addition, Jan will cover the ins and outs of sugar firing in this session.

At the close of the two sessions, participants come away with not only exciting new foil techniques, but also valuable enamel insights 

Details:

Jan Harrell is a metalsmith, enamellist, and educator with over 25 years of energetic teaching at the Glassell School of Art. Her love for the glass / metal medium was fueled by her early childhood years in Japan and then grew into her college and grad school vocation and passion.

Jan teaches workshops across the country and participates in invitational and juried exhibitions. Her work is in the IAH permanent collection, the Kamm Teapot Collection, The Enamel Arts Foundation and several private collections. Her work is in over 15 books and publications.

Jan received her BFA from Texas Tech University and her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Houston.

https://www.janharrell.com/

@jan.harrell.33

Wild Times in and out of the studio: raku-fired enamels

Jean Tudor

September 24 & October 1st, 2022
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

Though raku-firing is known as a pottery technique, it produces some beautiful effects when used with vitreous enamels.  The raku enameling class will provide information about the materials, tools, and the firing processes.  We will also work on achieving design control through color placement, the addition of elements such as metal screening and pine needles, and the use of silver nitrate.  Which enamels work best, what colors they produce, and where they are available will be discussed.

Details:

Jean found an interest in applying raku pottery techniques to enameling because of the similarity between those glazes and vitreous enamels.  She has worked on that process periodically throughout her career, doing principally wall pieces.  Tudor has taught and exhibited here in the USA and abroad, and currently teaches summer workshops at the Grunewald Guild in Washington’s Cascade Mountains and weekend workshops at the Tacoma (WA.) Metal Arts Center.

Studies:  Penland School of Crafts, 1970, 71, 73.  Wayne State University, BFA 1981. Independent art history study in Iron Age, Roman and sub-Roman British enamels, Hunterian Museum, The University, Glasgow, summer 1986.

http://www.jeantudorenamels.com/

Sew, Stitch, Weave: Textile Processes in Metal
Sylvie Alusitz

September 24 & October 1st, 2022
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

This class will focus on executing textile processes in metal. We will address sewing and weaving, and touch upon mending, knitting, embroidering, and more, to create tabletop and vessel forms. These practices are experimental and can be applied to jewelry and other formats. We will also discuss applying traditional metalsmithing techniques, such as forming, to your work before and after you’ve implemented textile techniques. Executing techniques intended for one material in another opens the brain up to new ways of thinking and unexpected outcomes. Sylvie will share what she’s learned in her own trials and tribulations but also discover new results with all of you.

Details:

Sylvie Alusitz is a metalsmith, curator, and educator currently based in Arizona. She explores the relationships we have to people and place, and is strongly influenced by the basketry and textile communities. She received her MFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2019 and a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2015. Sylvie has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including Autor Contemporary Jewelry Fair, Bucharest, Romania; Gallery 2052, Chicago, Illinois; and others. Past residencies include Penland School of Craft and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Canada. Sylvie is currently a co-curator of the exhibition Dream Machine, which occurs yearly at NYCJW.

http://www.sylvielissaalusitz.com

@sylvielissa

Master Watercolor Enamels and Lusters (Part 2)

Alisa Looney

October 22 &29,, 2022
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190

Open for Registration Friday, July 1st at 5:00 pm ET

Create depth, shading and detail by blending and layering Watercolor enamels. Work over a pre-fired granular spray or solid white. This method of alternating painting and sgraffito techniques, allows you to add and subtract enamel to build complex illustrations, bold abstractions and colorful textures. Apply lusters just where you want glitz, or brush freely over dark backgrounds. These combined techniques open avenues for surface treatments on 2D and 3D forms, inviting experimentation while enhancing your own unique style. Take as a stand-alone course or add to the granular spray and sgraffito covered in Part 1 – Enamel on Steel Forms.

Details:

Best known for her award-winning outdoor sculptures, Alisa Looney has exhibited in the U.S. and Canada. Her work is in private and public collections, including Maryhill Museum of Art, and several U.S. cities. Her enamel sculptures have been selected for TES’s International Biennials: Alchemy 4, 5 & 6, and published in The Art of Fine Enameling, Second Edition. Alisa studied metal arts in her early years, received her BFA in 1983, and began welding in 1998.  In 2010 she began enameling with John Killmaster, and now merges metal sculpture with narrative imagery. Alisa loves sharing these techniques through workshops.

https://alisalooney.com

@alisalooney

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