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Online Workshops – Metals & Jewelry

METALS & JEWELRY ONLINE WORKSHOPS
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Color and texture – Cold-enamel on Metal Clay

Liz Sabol

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

Tuition: $190

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

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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

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.

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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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The Alchemy of Copper Oxides: Two Enamels, Infinite Colors

Kristina Glick

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

Tuition: $125

Sold Out! If you would like to join the waitlist email us at zoom@pocosinarts.org

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.

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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

 

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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

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

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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

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.

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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/

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

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

Tuition: $125

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.

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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

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Mason Magic
Anne Havel

First Session

October 5 & 12,  2022
11:30 am   – 2:30 p.m. ET 

Second Session

October 8 & 15,  2022
11:00 am   – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190

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 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/

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The Art of Stamping
Matthieu Cheminee

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

Tuition: $130

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.

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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.

www.matthieucheminee.com

@matthieu Cheminee

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Lines, Marks & Stitches in Enamel
Jan Smith

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

Tuition: $130

Explore the use of liquid porcelain enamel to create a myriad of marks, lines, and stitches in and on the metal substrate and the enamel surface.

We will investigate techniques that allow us to alter and texture the surface of the metal by chasing, drilling, piercing, sewing with wire, and roll printing. Students will explore various methods of applying and removing enamel including stoning, etching, embedding, and removing materials.  You will research how the enamel and the substrate are affected by different firing methods.  We will look at samples provided by the instructor and discuss the possibilities of the techniques.

The goal of the workshop is to explore methods of creating lines, marks and textures and develop an understanding of the materials.   You will create a series of samples to allow you to develop a broad range of directions for your work that reflects your personal voice.

Details:

Jan Smith is an artist working primarily with metal and enamel.

She received a BFA from NSCAD in Halifax, N.S. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally in curated and juried exhibitions. Her work has been published in New Earrings: 500+ Designs from around the world, On Body and Soul: Metalsmith Magazine: Exhibition In Print, Behind the Brooch, the Lark 500 Series, Color on Metal and the Art of Enameling.

Jan loves the diversity and seductive qualities of the enamel and enjoys sharing an understanding of the material with students.

 https://jansmith.ca/

@jansmithartist

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Vitreous Enamel as Fine Art
A focus on what to do with metal, the medium and creative process.
Janly Jaggard

October 14, 21  & 28,  2022
9:30  – 11:30 a.m. ET 

Tuition: $195

As enamellers, basic techniques and procedures are already known and understood.  As a medium enameling can easily be entrenched in complex techniques to such an extent it is not surprising that aesthetics often take a back seat.

This workshop will deal with starting points, drawing,  fire scale, composition, dusting and sifting, color, opacity, and transparency, layering, stenciling, responding to the outcome of each firing, and changing the original idea, etching, and whatever else feels appropriate. 

There will also be a component of the workshop that will address “framing” wall work.

Details:

Janly Jaggard is British but lives in Virginia. She has a  BFA in Ceramics from West of England College of Art in 1971 and a MA in Fine Art: Painting, from Norwich University of the Arts, England in 2015. 

She has been a practicing artist and teacher most of her adult life; she teaches drawing, painting, sculptural ceramics, and vitreous enameling at Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton, Virginia since 2001.

She has taught at Center Enamel Art, CA. and at Alchemy 6, The Enamellist Society 2022 Conference. Her work is included in the collection of The Enamel Arts Foundation, CA,  She exhibits her painting and enamel work both nationally and internationally and is included in several private collections.

http://www.janlyjaggard.com/

@janlyj

 

 

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Sculptural Hollow Forms
Sandra Enterline

October 21  & 28,  2022
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

In Sculptural Hollow Forms, Sandra will guide students through hollow construction in thin-gauge metal using forming and fabrication. She will cover three different hollow forms (spiculum, cone, and double-sided) that will open the door for students to make more advanced sculptural forms. Sandra will share her vast paper and metal template collection to demonstrate how simple 2D shapes can become exciting 3D forms. She will also cover stick soldering, patination, finishing techniques that utilize a variety of abrasives and common hand tools, and simple mechanisms that can transform hollow forms into functional, wearable jewelry.

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Born in Oil City, Pennsylvania in 1960, Sandra Enterline has long been inspired by the collision of the industrial and natural worlds. Her work is best known for its many hand-drilled holes. Sandra holds an AA in jewelry and metalsmithing from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a BFA in metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design. Her award-winning work has been exhibited throughout the world, included in international museum collections, and featured in leading craft publications. In addition to her artistic work, which she creates from her studio in San Francisco, Sandra gives lectures and conducts metalsmithing workshops.

sandraenterline.com

 @sandraenterline

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The Dynamic Duo:  Solder & Enamel

Anne Havel

October 22 & 29, 2022
12:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET

Tuition: $155

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.

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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/

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Master Watercolor Enamels and Lusters (Part 2)

Alisa Looney

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

Tuition: $190

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.

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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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Transparent Enamel over Silver 

Ruth Ball

November 3, 10 & 17, 2022
9:30- 11:30 am ET

Tuition: $195

Enamel is essentially a fusion of two materials, glass, and metal. The metal can simply be the vehicle to carry the enamel or in the case of the basse-taille technique and in champleve work, the metal performs an integral role. The textured metal surface sits underneath a transparent enamel color and with the interplay of light, the marriage of the two materials can be mesmerizing.

 In session one Ruth will profile selected pieces from her collection. Discussing the inspiration behind her work and the techniques she employs, she will highlight how basic markmaking can make complex pattered effects with just four basic engraving tools.

 The follow on session will expand on engraving methods and basic champleve cutting will be demonstrated. Additionally, the simple processes of making roller mill textures and hammer effects will be introduced to show alternative approaches. 

Looking at the role of color Preparing will be a factor through each session. Preparing the enamel is another essential component. The final workshop will bring together all the elements into the developed stages of a final piece, enabling a clear understanding of this classical enamel method.

Ruth will teach online via a combination of slide show talk, live demo and class Q&A.

Join her in a contemporary look at this traditional technique and learn the basics of texturing the metal surface and combining surfaces with transparent enamel to create nuanced depth to your designs.

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Since graduating from the BA Jewellery Design Course at Middlesex University London in 1987 Ruth has dedicated her practice to the application of color through vitreous enamels on precious metals.

Her creativity spans contemporary jewelry, fine silverware, and unique artworks. Observation of color and light in everyday environments sustains her modern design style. Moreover, her art-based, painterly approach to enameling underpins the elegant sense of beauty in her work.
Keen to pass on her knowledge, she was commissioned by publishers A&C Black to write a book about enamel techniques and she is now recognized internationally as being practised in a variety of enamel methods. Today the conception of one-off pieces and limited edition ranges are her prime focus. Her coveted enamels, are exhibited nationally and internationally and are available via specialist galleries or directly through her website.

www.ruthball.weebly.com/

@ruthballenamel

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Tab Construction and Folding Techniques for 3-D Forms

Nisa Blackmon

November 3, 10 & 17, 2022
12:00- 2:00 pm ET

Tuition: $190

In this workshop, we will explore the quirky and versatile world of tab and fold construction.  Tabs are a light-hearted, yet sturdy method of holding together three-dimensional forms (like vintage tin toys!) and are full of decorative and textural potential.  Nisa will discuss multiple ways to design, pattern, and use tabs structurally, aesthetically, and as a means of creating integral findings and connecting components in jewelry and small-scale sculpture.  Key concepts and techniques will be demonstrated each week, including the requirements for enameling on tabbed forms.  

All levels are welcome; beginners should have sawing, piercing, filing, and sanding skills.

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Nisa Blackmon is a full-time studio artist with an MFA in Metals (Univ. of Illinois), a Master’s of Science (Oklahoma State Univ.) and 30 years of teaching, metalsmithing and enameling experience.  Nisa has utilized tab construction in her work since 2006 and believes that tabs could hold up the world.  Her work can be found in publications such as “500 Enameled Objects,” “500 Necklaces,” ”21st Century Jewelry,” “Wrap, Fold, Stitch, Rivet” and “Narrative Jewelry: Tales from the Toolbox.”  She has taught jewelry and enameling workshops at the local, collegiate and national levels and runs her own jewelry business, Wishbone Studio.

https://nisablackmon.com

@nisablackmon

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Soldering Large and Small
Joanna Gollberg

November 5 & 12, 2022
12:00- 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $125

This class will explain how to use a torch with two gases in many different soldering techniques via stick and pick-up soldering. We will cover the basics of soldering a simple hollow form, a small wire to a larger sheet, balls to wires and sheet, jump rings to larger pieces, jump rings as connectors, small open wire work, sweat soldering (applique), making a simple hinge, balling wire to use as a connecter/bead holder, soldering a bezel, and annealing. Although it seems like a lot to cover in a short amount of time, students will quickly learn how to use the heat of the torch to accomplish their goals (….of course with practice, too!). 

Please note: We will only be using a torch with two gases in this class, such as the Smith Little Torch. 

 All levels, though soldering experience is very helpful

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Joanna received her A.A.S. in Jewelry Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1997.  She has been a self-employed studio jeweler for 20 years, selling her work at craft & jewelry galleries and fine craft shows in the US. She has authored four books on making jewelry (all published by Lark Books), and her work been included in numerous publications, such as Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament Magazine, 20th Century Jewelers, and 500 Wedding Rings. She teaches jewelry making for metalsmithing groups, Craftsy.com, and craft schools, such as Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and Haystack Craft School.

http://joannagollberg.com

@joannagollberg

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Prongs, Hinges, and Gold, Oh My!
Alex Boyd

November 5 & 12, 2022
3:00- 5:00 pm ET

Tuition $125

A hinged pendant incorporating a prong setting, bezel setting, and a hidden bail in gold and silver.

In this class, I’ll show how to fabricate a prong setting in silver and gold for a tab-style stone. I also show how to make a gold and silver bezel setting for a cabochon with a hidden bail behind the stone.  The two elements will be connected with silver hinges with a gold hinge pin. I’ll cover texturing with a hammer handpiece and patination with liver of sulfur.  Many other tips and tricks will be included as well.

This is an intermediate to advanced class. Students should be confident with all the basics skills including soldering, sawing, filing and bezel setting

Details:

When Alex Boyd was a young boy he stole an enchanted ring from a powerful bruja.  That night his slumber was disturbed by a tapping at his window. When he slid the window open a huge raven rushed in, flew around the room and perched on his bookshelf. “I know what you have taken from me,”  the raven cawed.  “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Alex lied, hiding his bejeweled finger behind his back.  “No matter.  It is your problem now.  The wearer of that ring is indentured to create more talismans of power, either for 1000 years or until he makes something so sublime, so perfect, so beautiful that the spell is broken and he is freed.” “1000 years it is,” Alex said as he thrust the raven out the window and slammed it shut behind her.  He has been making jewelry ever since.

http://www.alexboydstudio.com

@alexboydstudio

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Chasing a Life Passion
Julie Blyfield

November 11,  2022
6:00  – 8:30 p.m. ET 

Tuition Student: $120

Tuition SNAG Member: $150

Tuition SNAG Non Member: $195

The demonstration workshop will present the different ways of texturing metal using the process of metal chasing. I will outline the principles of chasing from metal annealing,  mark-making using a variety of small steel tools to create line work, repetition and pattern making, texturing, and how to build volume in metal through the hammering/chasing process. 

I will present the variety of tools I use to create a collection of metal samples. The demonstration process will also include how I translate an initial idea utilizing collections of plant material, drawing, and copying to develop ideas and create a quick maquette/ model.

Details:

Julie Blyfield has worked for over 35 years at her practice, currently from her own independent studio overlooking her garden environment in Maylands, South Australia. Julie’s jewellery and object work is inspired by research into botanical specimens, historical silver collections and the rich diversity of the Australian landscape, which she interprets using the technique of metal chasing, hammering and surface chiselling, predominately in sterling silver and more recently, copper.    

Julie’s jewellery and metalwork is held in Australian and International museum collections including the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra; the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, United Kingdom. Her work has been shown in International Art and Design Fairs such as Collect, London, UK and Chicago SOFA in America. Julie’s work has also been selected for the prestigious international jewellery exhibition – Schmuck and her silver objects have been shown at the Schoonhoven Silver Award several times in her career. 

Blyfield has travelled, lectured and presented workshops in Australia, United States of America, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. As part of her practice, she regularly mentors emerging jewellers, sharing her knowledge, skills and professional experience.

https://klimt02.net/jewellers/julie-blyfield

@julieblyfield

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Drawing With Depth
Jessica Calderwood

November 30 & December 7 & 14, 2022
 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $190

Working from personal sketches or printed images, learn how to incorporate chiaroscuro drawing techniques into vitreous enamel. This class will allow you to use metal as a dimensional canvas, while pushing what transparent and opaque enamels can do to create depth and luscious surfaces. Starting with copper sheet, demonstrations will be given on metal preparation, enamel sifting, stencils, use of painting oils, underglazes, overglazes, lusters.  Students should plan to come away with a handful of working samples that can be informative for future works or used for small wearables.

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

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