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Fall One Week Metals

Metals – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Tara Locklear
Conscious Connections

Cohesion,  Purpose, and  Function  are  critical  components  to making  jewelry  comfortable on the body.  During this one-week workshop we’ll embrace nontraditional materials to create well-designed wearable jewelry. Bring your materials of choice—wood, plastic, wire, glass components, beads—and we’ll transform our ideas into finished jewelry. We’ll discuss the function, purpose, and role of findings in the overall cohesion of our pieces. Through group and individual conversations, we’ll consider visual continuity and the design process. We’ll fill our sketchbooks and then make paper maquettes and wire samples, paying close attention to scale, composition, visual weight, and wearability. Then we’ll create finished pieces using a variety of metalsmithing techniques, including sawing, soldering, capturing, and forming. Depending on experience, students will make several pieces or a small, cohesive collection. All levels welcome, but metalsmithing experience will be helpful. Upper metals studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Brooklyn Metal Works (NYC), Pratt Institute (NYC), Society of Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh); Excellence in Jewelry Award at Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, American Craft Council Show Award of Excellence; exhibitions: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Velvet da Vinci (San Francisco), J. Cotter Gallery (CO); collections: Racine Art Museum (WI). | @taralocklear

NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

bracelet by Tara Locklear
Tara Locklear, Configuration Collection Line Links, reclaimed hand-carved skateboard, walnut, Gabon ebony, hand-fabricated, oxidized sterling silver findings, 8 inches long