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Zoom Workshops – Metals

METALS & JEWELRY ZOOM WORKSHOPS
Tanya Crane Pocosin Arts Workshop
Enamel Post Earrings: From Start to Finish

Tanya Crane
 

Sept. 16, 2020 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET-Sold Out

October 10, 2020 4:00-6:30 p.m. ET -Open

Tuition: $125
Some experience with enameling required.

Have you struggled with enameling over solder? Do your ear posts fall over in the kiln? Well, fret no more! Tanya will show students some tips and tricks to successfully solder a post and enamel a pair of earrings from start to finish. Participants will have the option to follow along and create a pair of
pre-designed earrings, or create a pair using your own design in enamel.

This class will cover:
– Soldering for enamel using IT solder
– Enamel prep after soldering
– Sifting enamel
– Using pre-made stencils for enamel

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform dowloaded on a computer or phone to participate.
  • Tanya would like to work along-side students, please see the student materials list here.
  • Students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to two weeks after the class is over.
  • This demonstration includes a Facebook group with Tanya to answer questions and share projects.

Tanya Crane is a Southern California native living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a Professor of the Practice in Metals at the School Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. Crane received her MFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015, and her BFA in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz. 

Crane’s work is framed within a dual existence of prejudice and privilege having adapted to life amongst family in both the white suburbs and the urban center of South Central, Los Angeles. Crane is a recipient of the Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Award (2017), and her work was featured in a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum.

www.tanyamoniquejewelry.com

Barbara Minor Pocosin Arts Workshop
DRY AND WET SCREEN PRINTING WITH ENAMELS: Making and Using the Image Screens

Barbara Minor

Sessions:
September 15 & 22 (1 – 3 p.m. ET) – Sold Out
Office Hours: September 18, 4 – 6 p.m. ET

September 19 & 26 (4 – 6 p.m. ET) – Sold Out
Office Hours: September 23, 1 – 3 p.m. ET

Tuition: $125
Some experience with enameling required.

 

Learn to make and use “Image Screens” using your own designs for screen printing enamels – easily and inexpensively in your own studio – with both dry and wet enamels materials!  

Working on flat or very slightly formed copper in combination with opaque (or transparent) enamels, students will be able to achieve clear and beautiful images, patterns and illusionary textures in enamel colors or supplements.

Inn the first class the “dry screen printing” process will be introduces and , students will make the screen along with Barbara. 

During “Office Hours” Barbara will answer participant questions and review demonstration information.  If time allows, new information can be presented. 

In the second class, Barbara will demonstrate “dry and wet screen printing” using powdered enamels and a variety of “other” enamel materials and also show how to combine techniques or materials that can enhance you screen printing results. 

Information included:

  • image development 
  • creation of high contrast b/w acetate 
  • exposing, processing and mounting the screen 
  • using the screen with dry and wet enamel materials
  • significance of screen mesh and particle size choices
  • other materials and techniques to use with enamel screen printing
  • application methods and options specific to dry and wet screen printing

The objective is for participants to solidify their understanding and confidence with this enameling technique so they can continue using the processes learned on their own.

The structure and components of this class are intended to allow and encourage participants:

  • time to work in their personal studios in-between sessions on techniques demonstrated.
  • to share their individual results and receive feedback from each other and from Barbara on a Private Facebook Group
  • to get thorough answers to their question from Barbara during “Office Hours” and the the Private Facebook Group.

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform dowloaded on a computer or phone to participate.
  • Please see the suggested materials list here.
  • Students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to two weeks after the second class is over.
  • This demonstration includes office hours with Barbara to answer questions inbetween sessions.

Barbara Minor works from her studio in Louisiana where she utilizes the ancient technique of vitreous enameling to create her innovative enameled beads, distinctive enameled jewelry and unique enameled vessels. She began enameling during graduate school and continued developing her knowledge by exploring enamel processes while teaching a SUNY Geneseo. Barbara concentrates on researching, perfecting and documenting experimental or innovative enamel processes utilized in her skillfully crafted jewelry and objects. Barbara exhibits widely and teaches frequently across the U.S. and abroad. Her work has been pictured in 500 Enameled Objects, The Art of Enameling, and Art Jewelry Today.

Jan Harrell Pocosin Arts Workshop
Embellishments: Enhancing The Enamel Surface

Jan Harrell

Oct. 7 & 14 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET) – Sold Out

Oct. 21 & 28 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET) – Open for Registration

Tuition: $125
While this class can accommodate almost any level, the techniques are best utilized by someone with basic enamel knowledge and experience.

Now that the enamel basics are mastered, explore many techniques that will add garnishes and enhancements to enamel creations- large or small.

With a few selected wet mediums and a handful of marking tools, use the enamel colors that work with student’s palette to add finishing touches to flat and formed shapes. Simple purchased screens and stencils are an easy way to create more layers and visual interest. Get some ideas for finally making that piece come to life!

This is appropriate for kiln and torch firing.

Along with the demos, Jan will show many samples and finished pieces that showcase the techniques in this fast-paced workshop.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform dowloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • students are encouraged to work in between sessions, please see the suggested materials list here
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to two weeks

Jan Harrell is a metalsmith, enamelist, 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.

www.janharrell.com

Transparent Enameling Wih Silver And Gold Foils On Copper

Barbara Minor
Hours: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

October 13 & 20 s
Office Hrs: Oct. 16, 1-3 p.m. ET – Sold Out

October 17 & 24
Office Hrs: Oct. 21, 1-3 p.m. ET – Sold Out

Tuition: $125
Some experience with enameling required.

Using silver and gold foil on flat and formed copper in combination with transparent enamels enables students to achieve clear beautiful colors directly on copper!

Participants will learn methods for increasing depth, complexity, detail and color range possibilities when using transparent enamels. Studens will also gain essential information and skills for successful transparent enameling on  copper and fine silver as they create gorgeous, clear and colorful enameled surface designs, Barbara will demonstrate incorporation of a variety of timeless and versatile techniques separately and together (on flat and formed metal) to create distinct results allowing students to explore and express their individual ideas.

Information included:

  • Layering transparent colors for depth, detail and (most importantly) clarity
  • Use of sgrafitto, stencils and dry screen printing* direct on copper in order to utilize firescale development as a design detail
  • Subtle integration of textured metal under transparent enamels
  • Methods for emphasizing the textured metal under transparent enamels
  • Cutting and application methods for gold and silver foil
  • Color choices – Which TR colors do/don’t work well directly on copper and silver
  • How to achieve maximum clarity and rich, gorgeous color directly on copper

Enamel basics covered will include:

  • Metals to enamel on
  • Fast and effective methods of cleaning metal prior to transparent enameling
  • Particle size choice for sifted applications
  • How to clean/prepare transparent enamels – washing vs. grade sifting
  • Reasons for using graded sifters
  • Counter enamel
  • Sifted enamel application methods on flat and slightly formed metal
  • Edge finishing

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform dowloaded on a computer or phone to participate.
  • Please find the suggested class materials here. Students will receive a more in-depth materials list after registering.
  • Students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to two weeks after the second class is over.
  • This demonstration includes office hours with Barbara to answer questions between the two class sessions.

Barbara Minor works from her studio in Louisiana where she utilizes the ancient technique of vitreous enameling to create her innovative enameled beads, distinctive enameled jewelry and unique enameled vessels. She began enameling during graduate school and continued developing her knowledge by exploring enamel processes while teaching a SUNY Geneseo. Barbara concentrates on researching, perfecting and documenting experimental or innovative enamel processes utilized in her skillfully crafted jewelry and objects. Barbara exhibits widely and teaches frequently across the U.S. and abroad. Her work has been pictured in 500 Enameled Objects, The Art of Enameling, and Art Jewelry Today.

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Soldering Steel

Sharon Massey

September 13 (4:00 – 6:30 p.m. ET) Sold Out

October 11 (4:00 – 6:30 p.m. ET)

Tuition: $95
Experience with sawing and filing required

 

Learn to fabricate mild steel using silver solder. Sharon Massey has been using steel in her work for over 15 years, and she will demonstrate how to solder steel wire and sheet with an acetylene/atmosphere torch. She will also explain a variety of ways to pickle and finish the steel for jewelry applications.

Details:

Sharon Massey is Associate Professor of Jewelry and Metals at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), and she currently serves on the board of trustees of the Enamelist Society. In 2009 she received the Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) Emerging Artist Award and was included in Lucca Preziosa Young. \Sharon’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, California, the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. She received her BFA from Winthrop University in 1999 and her MFA from East Carolina University in 2006.

PAINTING ENAMELS AND OVERGLAZE

Jamie Bennett

Sept. 5 & 12 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET) Sold Out

Oct.  3 & 10 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET) Sold Out

Tuition: $125
Students must have experience in enamel work and some metal working ability

This workshop will cover various methods of using enamels and overglazes for “Limoges”, painting processes. Emphasis of fine detailing and control will be covered.  The properties of various oils and oil recipes will be described.  Also, when is water better.   A variety of methods of application will be demonstrated as well as finishing techniques. Methods of fabrication and settings for jewelry will be discussed.  Finished examples of work will be shown as well as a tour of my studio and its layout.  The follow-up week will review work completed as well as refresh techniques from the first week.   Sources for materials will be provided. 

Details:

Studio artist working in High Falls, NY.  Professor Emeritus of State University of New York at New Paltz.  Has taught workshops in enamel internationally with residencies in Taipan, Taiwan,  Tokyo, Japan and Istanbul, Turkey as well as others.  Work in the collections of over 30 museums internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum, NY, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Pinacoteca Modern, Munich and The Hermitage, Moscow.  Represented by Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA,  Mauer/Zilioli Gallery, Munich   

Etching Made Easy

Jim Bové

September 17 & 24 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET)

Tuition: $125
Experience with sawing and filing required

 

This workshop will teach you how to setup your own etching station at home. We will go over how to create the etching setup, safety, and design considerations. The focus will be on etching copper or brass using salt-water and easily available materials. Etching using cupric nitrate will be discussed and is an option.

Details:

THE ART OF STAMPING

Matthieu Cheminee

September 17 & 24 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET)

Tuition: $125
Experience with sawing and filing required

If you missed the first class, you may still sign up and you can watch the first class on video.

Attendees will learn to recognize the proper steel to use to create a life long lasting tool. They will learn different ways to transform old chisels or files into stamps, as well as being shown the
different heating processes, annealing, hardening and tempering. During the first two hours, we will see the making of at least 2 stamps from start to finish. On the second call, we will be making a third stamp and witnessing some stamping demonstrations. We will also see how to
lay out patterns, hold the stamp, choose the right hammer, anvil and how to have the right set
up.

Details:

Studio artist, teacher and writer.
Teacher at the École de joaillerie de Montreal and at the École des Métiers du Sud Ouest in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Other teaching: Haystack (ME).
Saul Bell award winner (2nd place Silver in 2017, 1st place Silver in 2018)
Collections: Musée des Maitres et Artisans du Québec, Montréal, Canada, Musée des
Civilsations de Québec, Québec, Canada.
Author of: “Legacy, jewelry techniques of West Africa“ 2014, Brynmorgen press
“ The Art of Stamping” 2020, Brynmorgen press
Co- founder of the Toolbox Initiative, along with Tim McCreight of a non-profit organization that helps jewellers in West Africa through the gifts of donated tools.

Brie Flora Pocosin Arts Workshop
ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO POWDER COATING: SIFTING +DIPPING +DRAWING

Brie Flora

Sept. 27 & Oct. 4 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET)

Tuition: $125

Basic skills of intro to jewelry/metals is encouraged (sawing, soldering, filing/sanding)

 

Are you looking for ways to add color to metal besides enameling or love enameling and are interested in learning a new technique that produces pops of color while also offering more durability and flex? Brie will be teaching how to use and apply powder coating in alternative ways such as sifting and dipping the powder instead of applying the powder electro statically with a powder coating gun.

This way of powder coating is great for if you have a limited set up, work small, want to add quick pops of color to your work, enjoy experimenting with color and surface design, and/or are looking to try out powder coating before investing in the tools + space + ventilation needed for electro statically spraying on your powder coat.

In this workshop we will apply powder coat in alternative ways such as sifting the powder onto metal or dipping a piece into the powder using heat. We will also go over layering different powders, drawing on and scratching away powder coated surfaces for added patterns/design. Lastly, we will briefly talk about how you can use silicone molds/sheets with the powders.

Brie will go over safety and various tips/tricks for working with these tools + materials. Students will work on creating sample squares by sifting, dipping, and drawing, in-between the two classes and will be encouraged to also create a finished powder coated pair of earrings, pin, or pendant.

 

Details:

Brie Flora creates work that has balance between whimsical moments and excessive repetition. She pulls inspiration from nature & fantasy to fabricate unique sculptural objects and wearable art. Flora uses traditional metalsmith techniques including piercing & soldering and applies the industrial finish of powder coating to add pops color. Adorn your body and/or space with handcrafted one of a kind and limited-edition work that will bring a little bit of magic into your everyday.

Brie Flora has been featured in over 10 group exhibitions, recently including “Bling: Jewelry Invitational” in the main gallery at Blue Spiral 1 – Asheville, NC. She also created and curated the first vol. of “Guidelines – A contemporary jewelry project” that featured works by 15 jewelers and makers including herself. “Guidelines” was on view during Adorned Spaces at the 2019 SNAG Conference in Chicago, and up for a month-long exhibition at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN. For more information and updates on future Guidelines projects, follow @guidelines_jewelry on Instagram.

Jeweler, Artist, Educator currently living in east Tennessee and graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2015; Other Teaching: MassArt (MA), Metalwerx (MA), Cambridge Center for Adult Education (MA), Lexington Arts + Crafts (MA), Appalachian Center for Craft TTU (TN); Residencies + Leadership positions: President of the TN Craft Plateau Chapter (TN), Emerging Artist at Salem Art Works (NY), American Craft Council Emerging Artist program (MD, GA, MN), Studio Tech at Haystack (ME),

Stockists: Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery (MA), Moraine Shop & Studio (MI), Fuller Craft Museum Gallery (MA)

Cloisonné Cabochon

Aurélie Guillaume

Nov. 12 & 19 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET) SOLD OUT

Tuition $163 (Includes class kit. Additional shipping fees may incur)

Students should have basic enamelling skills such as sifting, know about the different tools, how to properly fire a piece etc. They should also have a basic to intermediate knowledge of metal working ( sawing, filing, polishing etc.). We will be using pliers and tweezers to bend wire so dexterity and attention to details are important. 

During this workshop you will learn step-by-step how to create a colorful piece of opaque cloisonné enamel that will look like a delicious piece of candy. Participants will learn how to form cloisonné wires to fit their designs as well as wet packing, sanding and polishing.
Aurélie will demonstrate various techniques to enhance the surface and add details with the use black underglaze and metallic lusters. Additionally she will take you on a journey through her process and share her best tips and tricks about cloisonné.

Details:

Aurélie Guillaume is a French Canadian studio jeweller and enamelist currently living and working in Montreal. Her work celebrates the history of enamelling and its longstanding tradition of storytelling. She seeks to revive cloisonné enamelling through a contemporary context fuelled by street art, comics, pop art and counterculture. Over the years Aurélie has participated to numerous exhibitions throughout north America, Europe and Asia. Her pieces have been acquired for the permanent collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation (CA) , the Museum of Art and Design (NY), and the Pureun Culture Foundation in Seoul, Korea, as well as many major private collections.

ALL THAT GLITTERS

Jan Harrell

October 23 & 30 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET)

Tuition: $125 

While this class can accommodate almost any level, the techniques are best utilized by someone with basic enamel knowledge and experience.

 

In this workshop, students 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.)

Details:

Jan Harrell is a metalsmith, enamelist, 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.

www.janharrell.com

Unexpected + versatile: Molding and casting with silicone

Emily Culver

Nov. 14 &  21 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET)

Tuition: $125

Beginners welcome

Using basic tools in collaboration with specialized materials, students will learn how to create molds and castings made of silicone. In this workshop, Emily will demonstrate various methods and techniques of working with the material, her personal tips and tricks, practical applications as well as discuss material compatibility and proper safety precautions. While great attention will be paid to working primarily with silicone, students are welcome to also create resin castings if they choose. Learn how to use this unexpected and versatile material in designs of your own creation.

Details:

studio artist; Instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VA); other teaching: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN), Baltimore Jewelry Center (MD)

https://www.emily-culver.com/

Setting Options for Enamels: You’ve Made It Now What? Part 1: Tabs, screws, rivets

Barbara Minor

Nov. 11, 13 & 18 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET) SOLD OUT

Nov. 14, 21 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET) & 19 (4:00-6:00 p.m. ET) SOLD OUT

Tuition: $145

Participants are encouraged to have previously made (or make new) enamel pieces to create settings for using the techniques demonstrated . The idea is to practice and innovate in-between classes with the methods demonstrated. “Practice settings” can be made in sheet silver, copper or bronze.

 

So, you’ve made all those lovely enamel pieces….now what?

In this three part class, Barbara will demonstrate a variety of ways to transform your enamels into jewelry or objects by making use of cold connection methods such as tabs, miniature nuts/bolts and rivets. An introduction to soldering commercial pin backs will be included in this class.

Examples and demonstrations will illustrate options to consider for setting an enameled piece and the steps that must be taken before enameling the metal begins. While examples and demonstrations in this class will be jewelry scale, the principles can be applied to larger scale works.

Information included in this class:
– Sawing and piercing shapes for settings and tabs
– Drilling holes for screws or rivets
– Making wire and tube rivets
– Assembling pieces using miniature nuts/bolts
– Tab setting options
– Finishing edges and surfaces
– What needs to be done to your enamel piece BEFORE enameling

The objective is for participants to solidify their understanding and confidence with setting options demonstrated so they can continue practicing, using and innovating on their own.

The structure and components of this class are intended to allow and encourage participants:
– time to work in their personal studios in-between sessions on techniques demonstrated.
– to share their individual results and receive feedback from each other and from Barbara on a Private Facebook Group

– to get thorough answers to their questions, from Barbara, during time allotted during class and in the Private Facebook Group.

** This is a general list of tools/supplies needed for this class. Barbara will send a detailed and comprehensive supply and tool list to registrants at least one month prior to the beginning of this class.

Details:

Barbara Minor works from her studio in Louisiana where she utilizes the ancient technique of vitreous enameling to create her innovative enameled beads, distinctive enameled jewelry and unique enameled vessels. She began enameling during graduate school and continued developing her knowledge by exploring enamel processes while teaching a SUNY Geneseo. Barbara concentrates on researching, perfecting and documenting experimental or innovative enamel processes utilized in her skillfully crafted jewelry and objects. Barbara exhibits widely and teaches frequently across the U.S. and abroad. Her work has been pictured in 500 Enameled Objects, The Art of Enameling, and Art Jewelry Today.

Setting options for enamels: you’ve made it now what? Part 2: Soldered frame + back tabs, front tabs and adhesives

Barbara Minor

Dec.  5, 10 & 12 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET) SOLD OUT

Dec. 9, 11 & 16 (1:0-3:00 p.m. ET) SOLD OUT

Tuition: $145

Participants are encouraged to have previously made (or make new) enamel pieces to create settings for using the techniques demonstrated . The idea is to practice and innovate in-between classes with the methods demonstrated. “Practice settings” can be made in sheet silver, copper or bronze.

 

So, you’ve made all those lovely enamel pieces….now what?

In this three part class, Barbara will demonstrate a variety of ways to transform your enamels into jewelry or objects by using a combination of soldering methods, miniature tabs and epoxy glue for making a frame around your enamel piece. An introduction to soldering commercial pin backs will be included in this class.

Examples and demonstrations will illustrate options to consider for setting an enameled piece and the steps that must be taken before enameling the metal begins. Examples and demonstrations in this class will be jewelry scale. Some of the principles may be applicable to larger scale works.

Information included in this class:
– Sawing and piercing shapes for soldered settings
– Drilling holes as needed for frame opening
– Silver soldering parts together
– Soldering on a pin finding
– Finishing edges and surfaces
– What needs to be done to your enamel piece BEFORE enameling

The objective is for participants to solidify their understanding and confidence with setting options demonstrated so they can continue practicing, using and focusing on innovative development of unique settings for enamel pieces in jewelry and small objects.

The structure and components of this class are intended to allow and encourage participants:
– time to work in their personal studios in-between sessions on techniques demonstrated.
– to share their individual results and receive feedback from each other and from Barbara on a Private Facebook Group

– to get thorough answers to their questions, from Barbara, during time allotted during class and in the Private Facebook Group.

** This is a general list of tools/supplies needed for this class. Barbara will send a detailed and comprehensive supply and tool list to registrants at least one month prior to the beginning of this class.

Details:

Barbara Minor works from her studio in Louisiana where she utilizes the ancient technique of vitreous enameling to create her innovative enameled beads, distinctive enameled jewelry and unique enameled vessels. She began enameling during graduate school and continued developing her knowledge by exploring enamel processes while teaching a SUNY Geneseo. Barbara concentrates on researching, perfecting and documenting experimental or innovative enamel processes utilized in her skillfully crafted jewelry and objects. Barbara exhibits widely and teaches frequently across the U.S. and abroad. Her work has been pictured in 500 Enameled Objects, The Art of Enameling, and Art Jewelry Today.

 

Aqua-resin: Not what you think/more than you know!

Jillian Moore

Nov. 6 & 13 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET)

Tuition: $125

Beginners welcome

In this workshop we will learn about a variety of uses for Aqua-Resin, a non-toxic composite (opaque/structural) resin that is safe to use in your home studio. Imagine a safer cousin to fiberglass for building forms merged with a stronger cousin to plaster for making durable objects. We will learn how to use AR to generate shapes, build dynamic surfaces, incorporate color, and create complex finishes. AR can be used in both wearable and sculptural applications. At a time when many of us are limited to our home studios, it is helpful to have a dynamic new material in your arsenal to experiment with that does not require ventilation, volatile solvents, or complex safety equipment. Bonus: you can incorporate/upcycle a lot of things you already have lying around!

Details:

Jillian Moore is a full-time studio artist and some-time writer living in Iowa City, IA. Working predominantly in the field of contemporary jewelry and small sculpture, Moore is known for her biological forms using a variety of “new materials”. She is also a regular workshop instructor on her use of various resin surface applications (Seattle Metal Arts Guild, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Galerie Beyond in Antwerp, Belgium.) Her work is in the permanent collection of the Racine Art Museum (WI).

https://www.jillianmoore.net/

concretion

Michael Nashef

Dec. 5 & 12 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET) 

Tuition: $125

Beginners welcome

Explore the possibilities and processes of introducing alternative materials into jewelry and small object making. Gain skill using concrete/cement in conjunction with color dyes to create colorful pieces. Apply traditional and advanced mold making techniques with found objects/3-D printed materials and spend time exploring and creating unique designs.

Details:

Michael Nashef earned a B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry Design from Kendall College of Art and Design and M.F.A. in 3D studies from Bowling Green State University. Throughout his career, Michael Nashef has managed a jewelry store, worked as a CAD designer, and launched his fine jewelry company Intersecting Hearts. Michael had taught at Kendall College of Art and Design and worked as the area coordinator and lecturer at Towson University in Maryland, and currently he is an instructor at Kalamazoo Institute of Art.

 

https://www.nashefdesigns.com/

Eat your greens: Pewter salad service

David Clemons

Nov. 8 & 15 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET) 

Tuition: $125

Basic metalsmithing skills are all that is necessary for this class.

In this 2 session course, students will be introduced to pewter casting and fabrication methods to create pewter salad utensils. Demos will illustrate the servers being made in two parts that will be fabricated together, the handle and the bowl. The handle will be made using a silicone mold from a model. The bowl will be created using an MDF or wood mold.  The two parts will then be combined using welding techniques. Basic soldering techniques will be covered for additional fabricated elements. Additional demos will cover shape refinement through forming, surface treatments, and finishing techniques.  

Details:

Studio Artist; Creator and Former Metalsmithing and Jewelry Professor at The University of Akansas in Little Rock; other teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Haystack (ME), Pocosin (NC), Penland (NC); collections:Yale Collection of Contemporary Craft (CT),  Arkansas Art Center (AR), Ornamental Metal Museum (TN), Ollie Trout Collection at The University of Texas in Austin (TX)

 

www.davidharperclemons.com

@harperclemons

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Add A Pocosin Arts Apron to Your Purchase!

Gear Up! Get a gorgeous new kelly green Pocosin Arts Apron with an adjustable strap and a large front pocket. Purchase includes shipping!
Cost: $12