METALS SUMMER SESSION 7
AUGUST 13–18, 2023
Tara Locklear and Francesca Vitali
LINKED: Wood, Paper, Pins
Dive into the world of nontraditional jewelry by focusing on wood and its pulp (a.k.a. paper). We’ll begin by introducing paper folding techniques and then move on to simple wood shaping with hand and electric tools. Painting and staining both materials will add color, and rapid-fire class exercises will get your creative ideas flowing. We’ll focus on the brooch/pin format and use basic metalsmithing techniques with sterling silver, copper, brass and stainless steel. And we’ll investigate pin-back mechanisms as well as linkages for integrating brooches as necklace pendants. By the end of the workshop, each student will create a group of wearable pins/brooches. All levels. Upper metals studio.
Tara: studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Brooklyn Metal Works (NYC), Pratt Institute (NYC), Contemporary Craft (PA), Penland; exhibitions: MAD About Jewelry (NYC), Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, ACC Baltimore, Velvet da Vinci (San Francisco), New York Jewelry Week; collections: Racine Art Museum (WI), Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Mint Museum (NC); publications: Metalsmith, American Craft, Niche.
Francesca: studio artist; teaching: Pocosin Arts (NC), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Contemporary Craft (PA); residencies: Arrowmont Pentaculum (TN); exhibitions: MAD About Jewelry (NYC), Heidi Lowe Gallery (DE), New York Jewelry Week (NYC); representation: Baltimore Jewelry Center (MD), Pistachios (IL); publications: American Craft, Fiber Art Now, Vogue.