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Online Workshops – Metals & Jewelry

METALS & JEWELRY ONLINE WORKSHOPS -  
Live Workshop Access with Q&A and 45 Days Access to Workshop Recording
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Design. Form. Connect. Repeat.
Leah Hardy

January 28 & February 4, 2023 
12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

Registration Closed

Make reusable non-conforming plexi dies to raise 3D form from copper sheet in a hydraulic press or by hand-hammering.  We’ll explore texturing metal prior to pressing/hammering and address design approaches for sculptural and wearable applications.  During the second session, we will focus on a plethora of cold connections (pin/nail rivets, tube rivets, slots + tabs, micro-hardware, handmade washers, etc.) to attach pressed components to metal or other mixed media and to create moving parts. 

Details:

Leah Hardy studied at Kansas University, BFA1987, Howard Gardens Art School, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 1986-87 and Indiana University, Bloomington, MFA1990. Hardy’s sculpture has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has garnered many awards. She is a Professor of Art at the University of Wyoming and heads the Metalsmithing Program. International teaching,  curated projects and residencies have been conducted in India, China, New Zealand and Australia. Hardy resides in Laramie, Wyoming.

http://Leahmhardy.com

@lhardy64

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Experimental Enamel on Steel
Sharon Massey

January 27 & February 3, 2023
3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

Registration Closed

This workshop will focus on experimental approaches to enameling on mild steel, a lightweight, strong, and relatively cheap material for jewelry and other objects. We will cover preparing the steel for enamel, various application methods, and finishing techniques.

Details:

Sharon Massey is a mid-career jeweler, metalsmith and enamelist living in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has been published in American Craft and Metalsmith magazines and is in several public collections including the Museum of Fine Art Boston and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has taught workshops across the US and is a member of the board of trustees of the Enamelist Society.

www.sharon-massey.com

@sharon___massey

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Scratching the Surface
Anne Havel

February 2 & 9, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

Using a torch the sgraffito technique for line creation and imagery within your enamel piece will be demonstrated and discussed. By wet-packing transparent powdered enamel, color layers will be added to the piece after the sgraffito. No matter the student’s skill level, there will be the opportunity to immerse oneself in new ideas and principles

Details:

Anne is an independent studio artist, teaching workshops 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, the Enamel Arts Foundation, and numerous private collections. Service is a critical part of her journey; she is a reformed CPA. Anne likes to state it as: “I now use my powers for good, serving as treasurer on several boards of directors.

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

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Make a silver enamelled “Basse Taille” Magic Tree Pendant
Jane Moore

February 3 & 10, 2023 
9:30 – 12:30 pm ET

Tuition $210

The Course will entail cutting, texturing, and doming fine silver and preparation for enameling and grinding the enamel from lump enamel, washing enamel, and wet laying. Firing and cutting back and making a bezel frame and finding a d the final setting of the enamel.

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Jane studied Silversmithing and Jewellery at Loughborough College of Art and design in England from 1971 – 1974. She now works in her purpose built workshop at the bottom of her garden in Leamington Spa. Japanese aesthetics continue to influence her designs. Predominately she now works in textured silver and transparent enamel. Colour is the most important part of her work and enamel has become the perfect medium for her. Jane enjoys combining her own shapes, patterns and colour to create ‘one off’ pieces.

https://www.janemoore.co.uk/

@janemoorejewellery

 

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Plique a jour: Soldered wire framework 
Amy Roper Lyons

February 8, 15 & 22, 2023
11:30 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $255

In this online workshop, we will explore the exciting technique of plique a jour, using the soldered wire method. Students will construct a framework out of fine silver wire and enamel the openings, resulting in a stained-glass effect. Fired without a backing, only surface tension holds the molten glass in place while in the furnace. We will learn how to fabricate and solder the framework, to apply the enamels, to create smooth color gradients in the cells, to fire successfully, and methods for finishing the work. Important considerations when designing plique a jour will be discussed, as well as ways to create three dimensional objects.

Students should have some soldering experience, as well as access to soldering equipment and an enameling kiln that can be set to fire at a specific temperature.

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Amy Roper Lyons is a studio metalsmith and enamellist. Lyons creates bold compositions of gold, silver and glass, each unique piece made by hand in her studio. 

Her award-winning work has been published in books and magazines such as 500 Enameled Objects, CAST: Art and Objects, Digital Handmade, SNAG’s Jewelry and Metals Survey 2018, “Jewelry Artist“, “Ornament“, and “Metalsmith”. Lyons’ work is exhibited nationally at museums, galleries and craft shows, recently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Lyons has taught jewelry and enameling at craft schools across the US. She received her BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art.

https://amyroperlyons.com/

@amyroperlyons

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The Art of Containment: Learning to Make Hollow Form Vessels
Cyd Rowley

February 8, 15 & 22, 2023
3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Tuition $210

This course will guide you through the steps for creating your own pendant vessel using the hydraulic press.  We start by creating a silhouette die, cutting out a symmetric shape from a block of clear, cast acrylic. This cut-out is the void space into which your metal will flow when you press it under extreme force using the hydraulic Press.  Once you’ve pressed two pieces, you will have two symmetric “puffed out” shapes that will form the starting point for your vessel.

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I came to metalsmithing later in life, as many of us do, and fell in love with working in metal, after taking my first class in Baltimore at the Maryland Institute College of Art.  I took many classes and workshops there and then set up my own studio.  I’m now running a studio in Kensington, Maryland where I do my work, rent space to two other jewelers, teach classes, host instructors from all over the country, and participate in my local guild (Washington Guild of Goldsmiths).

https://www.cydrowley.com/

@cydrowleyjewelry

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Screenprinting on Enamel
Tanya Crane

February 11 & 18, 2023 
12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

Enamel surfaces are the perfect medium for patterns, graphic imagery, and photographic transfer. In this workshop, we will explore the technique of creating and then utilizing a pre-emulsified screen to transfer your unique patterns and designs onto enameled surfaces.   Learn to make enamel inks that are water-soluble and can be used in other enamel applications as well. To expand your screen-printed designs, I will show you how to mix enamel ink to paint and draw over your imagery.

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Tanya Crane is a Professor of the Practice in Metal at The School of the Muesum of Fine Arts at Tufts in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work has been recognized through awards and publication and she is in the collections of numerous museums throughout the United States and Canada.

http://www.tanyamoniquejewelry.com

@tmcrane613 @tanyamoniquejewelry

 

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Basic Bezel Setting
James Meyer

New Date

February 13, 2023
12:00 – 2:30 pm ET

Tuition $110

This workshop will cover basic bezel setting of cabochon stones. Included will be the fabrication of both simple bezels and stepped bezels, tips on the setting process and finishing techniques. Information on setting basic round stones as well as stones of more complicated shapes will be included, as will bezel/tube setting of small facetted stones.

There will be information on the hardness of gem material and the relation to setting techniques.

Details:

  • suggested Material List  
  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate

MFA Metal/Jewelry State University of New York, College at New Paltz

Teaching:

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA – Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia, Studies Abroad, Cortona Italy – Visiting Professor

Workshops:

Pocosin Arts, Penland, Arrowmont, Peters Valley, Haystack

Permanent collections :

Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, Museum of Art and Design, NY, Nordenjeldske Museum of Fine Arts, Trondheim, Norway, Racine Art Museum, Racine WI

Exhibitions:

Solo, Invitational and Group exhibitions throughout the US, Europe  Asia and Australia, with work published in catalogues, books and magazines.

http://Klimt02.net/Jeweler’s/cjamesmeyer

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If It Can’t Stand the Heat – Cold Connect!
Marlene True

New Date 

February 16 & 23, 2023
 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $125

Learn to design and create innovative cold connections to join jewelry elements in a functional and aesthetically pleasing way. We will learn rivets, spacer rivets, hidden rivets, and hinges; to enhance design, dimension, and impart movement. They are also especially effective for connecting found objects and materials that cannot withstand heat from soldering.

Outline and Course Outcomes:

Students will learn to design jewelry connections to unify distinct, unusual, or found elements. Jump rings are often a default mechanism, but this class will challenge you to find other solutions to make your designs sing!

The first day of the workshop will begin with wire and hidden rivets. Both serve to join two or more elements together but can also be decorative in various ways. Hidden rivets can disappear or create an exciting design element with contrasting metal.

The following demonstration will highlight the versatility of spacer rivets, which can join two or more elements, create dimension, and provide structure for linking to other parts.

In the second session, demonstrations will cover considerations for tab connections and how tabs can unify two or more elements functionally and visually. 

Lastly, a hinge demonstration will cover how to make an exciting connection to impart movement. A period for questions will follow each technique.

Details:

  • suggested Material List  
  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate

Marlene earned her MFA at East Carolina University. Her work is in the collections of the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, The Racine Museum of Art in Racine, Wisconsin, and the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, CA. She shares her passion for craft teaching throughout the US and abroad. Schools include Penland, Haystack, Arrowmont, and West Dean College in Chichester, England. Marlene is also the Executive Director of Pocosin Arts.

www.marlenetrue.com/

@marlenetrue

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The Sum of its Parts – Repetition, Form, & Steel
Jess Tolbert

February 17 & 24, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

Using steel wire and steel sheet, learn various approaches to micro-welding repeated elements to be fabricated into three-dimensional form. This course will introduce new ways to expand on repetition as a design principle, jigs for making multiples, oxygen/acetylene micro-welding with a Smith Little Torch, steel as a material for jewelry, and three-dimensional hollow fabrication. 

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Jess Tolbert is a contemporary jeweler and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Texas at El Paso. She received an MFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a BFA from Texas State University, both with a focus on jewelry/metalsmithing. Jess’ work is recognized nationally and internationally and has been exhibited around the world. She is also co-founder of the curatorial group Secret Identity Projects, who has curated exhibitions of contemporary jewelry in the US and abroad.

http://www.jesstolbert.com/

@jessietolb

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Chains of Steel
Maia Leppo

February 18 & 25, 2023
3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

Explore the use of steel as an affordable, lightweight alternative material for a variety of chains.  Learn, experiment with, and apply different soldering and cold connection methods with 20g-10g steel wires.  Personalize your chain(s) with handy, non-toxic finishing techniques and added accents of your choice.  

All levels are welcome. 

Details:

Maia received an MFA from State University of NY at New Paltz. She has been in numerous group and solo shows, and has taught jewelry making across the country since 2014. Maia is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

http://www.maialeppo.com/

@maialeppo

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Graphic Graphite–It’s not Just Black & White
Anne Havel

March 2 & 9, 2023
9:30 – 12:00 pm ET

Tuition $175

Using a torch, line creation and imagery using graphite and painting enamels within your piece will be demonstrated. Starting from an opaque base, that will be matted, graphite drawings will be added. Firing the piece to maintain the full integrity of the drawings will be explained. Following the drawings, adding painting enamels for additional depth and interest will be covered.

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Anne is an independent studio artist, teaching workshops 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, the Enamel Arts Foundation, and numerous private collections. Service is a critical part of her journey; she is a reformed CPA. Anne states: “I now use my powers for good, serving as treasurer on several boards of directors.

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

 

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Embellishments-Soldering and Cold Connection Techniques
Jan Harrell

March 2 & 9, 2023
1:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

Cold connections allow breakables and fragile objects to be incorporated into settings. Different materials can have their own patina and finish combined in one piece. Components can be disassembled and changed.

Although the emphasis of this workshop is cold connections, soldering is involved in all of these processes to create sophisticated treatments beyond the traditional pushover bezel and prongs.

While Jan has developed these for enamels, any fragile or breakable object can use these alternate approaches.

This workshop is best utilized by someone with basic soldering and sawing and general metalworking skills.

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Jan Harrell has explored the enamel medium for over forty years. She received her BFA in Jewelry and Enamel from Texas Tech University. After raising her family, she resumed studies at the University of Houston, earning her MFA in Sculpture in 2007. For the last thirty years, she has taught enameling as an instructor at the Glassell School of Art, the school for the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. Recipient of numerous awards, Harrell exhibits jewelry scale and small object work nationally and internationally. Her pieces also appear in several books on enameling and metalsmithing. Her work is in the collections of The Enamel Arts Foundation, The Kamm Teapot Collection, Sarah Morgan and the Portable Arts Collection of The Houston Intercontinental Airport.

https://www.janharrell.com/

@jan.harrell.33

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Earrings in liquid enamel and foils
Aurélie Guillaume

March 3 & 10, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

In this workshop, you will learn how to use liquid enamels to paint over metal like you are using gouache to paint on paper. While there are many painterly techniques, we will use liquid enamel in a bold and striking manner to create graphic illustrations. We will also integrate silver or gold foil to add a sparkle to your enamel piece. With these techniques, we will focus on creating a pair of earrings and how to prepare your project with soldering or plan how to integrate rivets.

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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.

http://aurelieguillaume.com

@mlleguillaume

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CL0UD NiNE_S0 DiViN3: Color on Metal
Sulo Bee

March 3, 10 & 17, 2023
3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Tuition $210

In this class, we will learn about trusting the process, how to prep our metal for experimental techniques, and colorful surface treatments. We will work with materials such as patina, spray paint, and enamel paint. Students will learn how to apply these techniques to metal and how to use cold connections such as riveting to assemble their work. Together, we will discuss how to bring our personal aesthetics to the forefront of our work to create illustrative and unique creations.

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SULO BEE earned their BFA from Texas State University in 2018 and their MFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2022. They were included in One for the Future with NYC Jewelry Week and a residency at the Baltimore Jewelry Center in 2018. SULO is featured in the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Learning Lab highlighting LGBTQIA+ artists and Accessory Vanity Fair Magazine. They were recently named one of ten artists in the nation for the Emerging Artist Cohort with the American Craft Council.

http://www.sparklefilth.cloud

@sparkle_filth

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Techniques in Paperclay
Jillian Sortore

March 4 & 11, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

In this online demonstration course, students will be introduced to Paperclay, a lightweight and versatile air-dry clay.  This material is easy to work with and doesn’t require heat or equipment to work with.  Students will be introduced to additive techniques, textures, and a variety of color applications. The class will also cover ways to add function and findings to create wearable forms or small sculptures.

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Jillian Sortore received her MFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2010 and her BFA in Jewelry Design and Metals from Pittsburg State University in 2006. She has an extensive exhibition record, and her work can be found in publications such as 500 RingsThe Art of Jewelry; Plastic and Resin, and Art Jewelry magazine.  A variety of materials inform her work, which ranges from cheerfully lightweight and bright earrings to wearable sculptural adornment. In addition to maintaining an active studio practice, Sortore is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

http://www.jilliansortore.com

@jilliansortore

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Behind the Brooch: Double Pin Stem with Inset Tension
Joshua Kosker

March 4 & 11, 2023
3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

In this workshop, we will explore the structural mechanics behind the brooch to master the key components of intelligent pinback design. Focusing on pin stem orientation, spacing, tension, and catches, I will present various pin-back solutions. Through a step-by-step guided experience that demonstrates the small-scale technical processes, tips, and tricks I use to fabricate, participants will create their own version of my signature double pin stem mechanism with inset tension.

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Joshua Kosker is a contemporary jeweler and visual artist whose work explores impermanence and counterintuitive methodologies, while examining craft, materiality, and the body. He received his MFA from Bowling Green State University and his BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Joshua is the Art Shop Supervisor & Area Coordinator of Foundation Art in the Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University, as well as a Lecturer in Digital Fabrication & Design at UW-Milwaukee.

www.joshuakosker.com

@joshuakosker

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Creating Your Own Material World
Lisa & Scott Cylinder 

March 15, 22 & 29, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $210

Learn methods to create your own personal materials through the use of found/collected objects and epoxy resin. Lisa & Scott Cylinder will teach the process of casting materials in resin with creative and surprising results. Using simple tools and techniques, students will explore constructing and deconstructing materials and how to turn that process into usable resources for their own work. 

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Since 1988, we have collaborated on One-Of-A-Kind and Limited production Studio Art Jewelry and Objects. Our focus has been on narrative jewelry, often incorporating and manipulating found objects. We each received BFAs in Metals at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and Scott received his MFA from SUNY New Paltz. We have exhibited nationally and internationally and are in many Museum collections and publications.

www.LisaAndScottCylinder.com

@LandS_Cylinder

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Unlimited possibilities for jewelry materials
Dongyi Wu 

March 18 & 25, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

Dongyi will introduce the methods for collecting alternative materials and how to identify them fitting for students’ design styles. Dongyi will demonstrate how she deconstructs and reconstructs the materials and transfers them into wearable art. The class will cover the ideas and skills for connections essential to jewelry making. Dongyi will share her experiences and skills in connections by using unconventional materials and traditional ones. Basic metal techniques will be covered.

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Dongyi Wu is a contemporary jewelry artist based in San Antonio, TX, USA. She uses a wide range of materials in her own works, and transfers these materials into wearable arts with her unique and expressive language. Dongyi received her Master’s Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in the US, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in China. She has her works exhibited worldwide, where she received several awards, such as the winner of Preziosa Young 2020.

www.dongyiwu.com

@dongyi.w

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Illustrative Imagery on Glass
Emily Pellini

March 18 & 25, 2023
3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

In this workshop, students will learn how to create multi-colored, textural imagery on vitreous enamel over copper. Techniques include wet-packing, luster, overglazes, and a variety of mark-making. The class will be demonstration based with an emphasis on experimentation.

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Emily Pellini is an Enamelist, Metalsmith, and Illustrator from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. She is an instructor at Rowan University, the Delaware Art Museum, the Wayne Art Center, and a variety of physical and online locations. She received her BFA from Millersville University and her MFA from Ball State University. Her work is often a look inward at the trauma, dysfunction, awkwardness, or emotional state of self and is often expressed in pattern-making and illustration.

www.emilypellini.com

@emleeep

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Tap and Die Demystified – Threaded connections for large and small-scale joinery
jan Harrell

March 23 & 30, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

Why tap and die??!

Soldering or welding are the standard approaches to joining two metals. However, using heat destroys the temper of the metals and removes patiently applied patinas. Plastics, wood, and delicate found objects cannot be heated. 

By creating threaded holes in one metal object, the possibilities of what can embellish a design are multiplied. Using purchased micro fasteners- screws, washers, and nuts the process is streamlined.

Jan uses threaded connections in her jewelry scale designs and larger sculptural work.

This is a workshop for someone with soldering, sawing, and general metalworking skills.

Feel free to view the workshop and determine what might be helpful to your practice before spending money on specific tools and materials.

Details:

Jan Harrell has explored the enamel medium for over forty years. She received her BFA in Jewelry and Enamel from Texas Tech University. After raising her family, she resumed studies at the University of Houston, earning her MFA in Sculpture in 2007. For the last thirty years, she has taught enameling as an instructor at the Glassell School of Art, the school for the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. Recipient of numerous awards, Harrell exhibits jewelry scale and small object work nationally and internationally. Her pieces also appear in several books on enameling and metalsmithing. Her work is in the collections of The Enamel Arts Foundation, The Kamm Teapot Collection, Sarah Morgan and the Portable Arts Collection of The Houston Intercontinental Airport.

https://www.janharrell.com/

@jan.harrell.33

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Bayonet Catch with stainless spring and swivels
Tom Muir

April 1, 8 & 15, 2023
2:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Tuition $210

Live Workshop Access with Q&A

45 Days Access to Workshop Recording

This virtual workshop will focus on bayonet catches, including at least one swivel mechanism and a stainless steel spring for the locking mechanism. Through demonstrations and examinations of various samples, emphasis will be placed on problem-solving and creative applications useful to various formats. Engineering principles of the mechanisms will be discussed, along with useful soldering and fabrication strategies, which can be applied to varied procedures in the jeweler’s studios.

Details:

Tom Muir is a Distinguished Professor of the Arts at Bowling Green State University. His award-winning work has been published and exhibited extensively in art, craft, and design exhibitions. Collections include the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art. In 2009, Tom received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio Designer Craftsmen for having made a major contribution to craft in Ohio.

@tommuirmetalsmith

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Virtual Passports Workshop: Techniques of creating Large Enamel pieces with etching photo portrait and Enamelling
Oleksii Koval

April 15, 2023
11:00 am – 1:30 pm ET

Student SNAG Member $120

SNAG Member $150

Non-SNAG Member $195

Live Workshop Access with Q&A

45 Days Access to Workshop Recording

In this workshop, I will analyze step by step and show all the processes that are necessary for me to create a work of art.

1 Work on a skеtch.

2 Preparatory drawing for enamel

3 Transfer of the picture to the copper plate. Three different methods. This will provide an opportunity to choose the most convenient for you, depending on the goals and circumstances.

4 Protection of the copper plate before etching.

5 Etching process.

6 Preparation before enameling.

7 Philosophy of enameling stages. This, in my opinion, is a very important thing. Because the correct division into stages greatly simplifies processes and gives many more technical possibilities Some useful tricks during enameling.

8 Post-processing of the enameled plate. Patina, polishing, gluing on a wooden base, preparation for exhibition, exposure, sale…

The viewer will be able to see all the stages and understand and learn some tricks and subtleties in the hot enamel technique.

Details:

I was born on October 16th, 1977, in Kiev, Ukraine. I was addicted to art from my school years. In 1996 I graduated from Republican School of Art by Taras Shevchenko (painting class) and continued my education in National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, painting faculty (V. Zabashta`s workshop) which I graduated in 2002. Beginning from 2000 I work in monumental art sphere, created approximately 100 pieces of art in Ukraine and abroad, these are frescoes, mosaics, ornaments, drafts of stained-glass windows. Coworked with Ukrainian and foreign architects, in particular with S. Mirgorodskiy, U. Ostapenko, V. Zavgorodneva, K. Lubek, M. Bizatti.

https://www.oleksiikoval.com/

@oleksiikoval

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The Dynamic Duo:  Solder & Enamel
Anne Havel

April 20 & 27, 2023
11:00 am – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $210

Live Workshop Access with Q&A

45 Days Access to Workshop Recording

Anne will discuss and demonstrate each step involved in soldering and enameling the pictured above 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 closed facebook group will be created for questions between sessions.

Details:

Anne is an independent studio artist, teaching workshops 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, the Enamel Arts Foundation, and numerous private collections. Service is a critical part of her journey; she is a reformed CPA. Anne states: “I now use my powers for good, serving as treasurer on several boards of directors.

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

 

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Dainty Gradations
Marilyn Tendrich

April 20, 27 & May 4, 2023
3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Tuition $210

Live Workshop Access with Q&A

45 Days Access to Workshop Recording

Render delicate, shaped images in Camaïeu, a monochrome enamel painting technique that mimics the dainty gradations of a beautifully carved cameo. First, we will shape and imprint the metal to create a textured background. Color and embellishments will be added next.  You will learn the special preparation of the painting white; then, painstakingly, we will add the delicate progressions of white to create the pièce de résistance. Each work will be your own unique masterpiece!

Details:

Enameling since 1974, Marilyn has exhibited in the U.S., Canada, Spain, and Japan. She served as a Board member of Enamel Guild South (EGS) since its beginning, and was founding Chairperson of the Guild Committee of  The Enamelist Society.  A contributor and book reviewer, then online editor for the EGS Newsletter, she became a  major contributor and editor of  The Art of Fine Enameling by Karen Cohen.  Teaching credits include the Dave and Mary Aper JCC and the John C. Campbell Folk School. 

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Enamel on the Line
Jennifer Wells

April 21 & 28, 2023 
10:00 – 12:00pm ET

Tuition $145

Live Workshop Access with Q&A

45 Days Access to Workshop Recording

This workshop will explore the boundaries and best collaborations that exist between wire and enamel. Iron, copper and fine silver will be used as a base for the application of ground and wet process enamels. Demonstrations and discussion will cover basic wire working techniques, how to properly prepare the metal to have enamel applied, the preparation of the enamels and the nuances of these steps.

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Jennifer Wells is a studio artist and educator residing in Italy. She has completed several artist-in-residencies and taught for Universities throughout the U.S as well as study abroad programs based in Italy. Currently Jennifer teaches workshops on enameling and metalsmithing techniques throughout Europe and the U.S. Her works are in the collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation, Racine Museum, All Russian Museum of Decorative Arts, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts and Crocker Art Museum

www.jennwellsstudio.com

@jennwellsstudio

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Color Gradations and Opalescent Enamel Layers
Ricky Frank

April 21 & 28, 2023 
1:00  – 4:00 pm ET

Tuition: $210

Live Workshop Access with Q&A

45 Days Access to Workshop Recording

Do you love beautiful transparent enamel color? Do you enjoy creating both mystery and magic in your enamel pieces? This class explores the principles and techniques used to create seamless color gradations for cloisonne´, champleve´, and metal clay enameling. Use opalescent white layers to create depth and mystery. Learn the secrets to blend colors and create a “glow” using opalescent white enamel layers to add interest, excitement, and focus to your enamel designs.

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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.

www.rickyfrank.com

@rickyfrank32

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Textural Forms, Creative Patterning and more
Juan Carlos Caballero

April 22 & 29, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Tuition $145

Live Workshop Access with Q&A

45 Days Access to Workshop Recording

During the course of this workshop, students will explore and compare various surfaces and texturing techniques for the creation of jewelry and metal objects. We will develop low-tech tools for making surface applications. We will use thin metal sheets and wire and will utilize hammer and fire texturing with a focus on reticulation. Flex-shaft tricks as a texturing method and the use of the color application will be explored for revealing patterning. Through the exploration of various finishing techniques, we will open the door to a great variety of aesthetic possibilities to enhance ideas for design considerations.

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Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez is a Professor in the Metals & Jewelry Design Program at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) His MFA & BFA are from RIT’s School for American Crafts. Carlos is a New York State Foundation of the Arts Fellowship Recipient, Craft Alliance of New York State Grant Recipient. Publications include Art Jewelry Today Breaking Ground, A Century of Craft Art in Western NY and 500 Bracelets. Work includes the creation of several large public sculptures including National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Pieters Family Life Center and Rochester Institute of Technology. 

https://www.jccaballerostudio.com/

@jc.caballero_metal_artjewerly

 

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Knowledge is Powder
Amanda Bergman

April 22 & 29, 2023
 2:30- 4:30 pm ET

Tuition $145

Live Workshop Access with Q&A

45 Days Access to Workshop Recording

Want to take your powder coating skills to the next level? Students will learn how to inlay multiple colors into their metal designs. In this workshop, we will adapt the traditional champlevé enamel technique to the industrial powder coat system (ESD). Students will create soldered brass forms and learn how to use powder coat in multiple firings. We will also cover how to combine these forms with handmade sterling silver elements, such as posts, chains, and ring bands. Time will be allotted for questions, problem solving, and bonus techniques for personal projects at the end of the workshop. An earring/necklace template can be provided before class for students to complete with the workshop demos upon request.

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Amanda Bergman earned her BFA in Jewelry and Metals from Ball State University in 2014 and an MFA in 3D Design from Bowling Green State University in 2017. Her work has been published internationally in Autor Magazine and exhibited in Emerging Artists 2018 at the Ohio Museum of Craft. Bergman served as an assistant curator for the GLOSSY exhibition featuring 25 international contemporary jewelry artists for JCK Las Vegas and NYCJW in 2019, and she continues to exhibit her work while working as a studio jeweler, educator, and gallery manager for Ombré Contemporary Jewelry Galler. She continues to exhibit her work while working as a studio jeweler andy in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

amandabergmanjewelry.com

@amandabergmanjewelry

 

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