Metals Workshops at Penland

Classes are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.




spring concentration

march 8 - may 1, 2015


Janna Gregonis, Lines Necklace,

thread, black porcelain beads,

paint, 38 inches long


Julia Harrison, Cluster,

balsa, cherry, glue, sterling,

epoxy, wax, 3 x 1-1/2 x 1 inches

Janna Gregonis & Julia Harrison
Join Forces

Is there strength in numbers? Are two heads better than one? Find out in this team-taught investigation of joined forces and forms. First build skills by creating multiple forms from a range of materials (steel, wood, enamel, resin) and techniques (fabrication, soldering, carving, molding). Then use your forms as building blocks to explore linking systems and conceptual connections. Whether you make wearable art or kinetic objects, the result will be more than the sum of its parts. Open to jewelers and object makers of all levels. Code S00MA

Janna: studio artist; teaching: 92nd St. Y (NYC); Kutztown University (PA); exhibitions: Velvet da Vinci (San Francisco), Museum of Brazilian Objects (Sao Paulo).

Julia: studio artist; teaching: 92nd St. Y (NYC), Multnomah Arts Center (WA); exhibitions: Bellevue Art Museum (WA), Racine Art Museum (WI); collections: Museum of Contemporary Craft (OR), University of Arkansas.

















spring session 1

march 22 - 28, 2015


Lisa Colby, Washer Link Bracelet, sterling silver,

7-1/2 x 1 x 1/16 inches


Lisa Colby
Foundations of Metalsmithing

This one-week beginning metals workshop will concentrate on basic techniques. Students will learn to use the jewelers saw to cut copper, brass, and sterling silver. We’ll also cover soldering, riveting, and hollow construction, as well as roller printing and chasing patterns onto sheet metal and basic cabachon stonesetting. Students may create jewelry or other small objects. Beginning level. Code S01MB

Studio artist; teaching: Craft Alliance (St. Louis), Arrowmont (TN), Penland; gallery representation: Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans), Piedmont Crafts (NC), Craft Alliance (St. Louis), Made Contemporary Craft Gallery (CA).