METALS SUMMER SESSION 4
JULY 2–14, 2023
From Ferrous to Fine
This workshop will focus using steel to fabricate jewelry and small sculpture. Students will learn the working properties of steel and how it is similar to and different from working with nonferrous or precious metals. We’ll cover sawing, annealing, forming, and finishing mild steel with an emphasis on piercing to create positive and negative space as well as dimension. We’ll explore soldering steel with gold and silver solder for both construction and embellishment and small-scale oxy-acetylene welding for wire and sheet fabrication. Steel patinas and other color methods will also be discussed. All levels. Lower metals studio.
Studio artist; co-founder of the Baltimore Jewelry Center; teaching: Maryland Institute College of Art, Corcoran College of Art and Design (DC), Pocosin Arts (NC), Metalwerx (MA), Silvera Jewelry School (CA), Towson University (MD); solo exhibitions: Ombré Gallery (OH), Austin Museum of Art (TX); participated in SIERAAD International Jewelry Fair (Amsterdam).