METALS SUMMER SESSION 6
JULY 30–AUGUST 11, 2023
This exploratory workshop will look at mold-making and casting alternative materials for jewelry making. We’ll cover various types of silicon molds along with low-tech materials like plaster and clay. We’ll use our molds to cast a variety of materials, including resin, concrete, wax, silicone, plaster, and reconstituted materials, resulting in non-metal components. Then we’ll consider ways of incorporating those castings into jewelry, including tabs and different prong settings using sheet metal. The emphasis will be on experimentation and understanding the language of different materials. Basic metalworking skills, such as piercing, soldering, filing, sanding, and polishing, will be covered. All levels. Upper metals studio.
Studio artist; teaching: Baltimore Jewelry Center, Montgomery College (MD), Towson University (MD); recent solo exhibitions: Art Center East (Finland), A-Galerii (Estonia); representation: Charon Kransen Arts (NYC), A-Galerii (Estonia), Bayrischer Kunstgewerbeverein (Germany).