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Metals Fall Concentration

Metals Fall Concentration
September 22 – November 15, 2019
Maia Leppo
Jewelry: Designing for Production

This workshop will focus on designing and creating production lines of jewelry using sheet and wire steel, silver, and other materials. Steel’s low cost and light weight will encourage experimentation and facilitate making larger work. We’ll cover ideation to fabrication for rings, earrings, necklaces, and brooches. Along with bench skills, topics will include outsourcing projects, fabricating mechanisms, making multiples, finishing, and marketing. We’ll delve into computer aided design with Rhino, which will open our jewelry to design possibilities beyond our hand skills. 
This workshop will be especially relevant to those interested in working smart and making thoughtful designs in series. Guest instructor Sarah Rachel Brown will join us for one week. All levels. Note: This studio has steps that compromise accessibility. Code F00MA

Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Touchstone (PA); residencies: Arrowmont, Pocosin Arts (NC); exhibitions: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery (Seattle), Ombré Gallery (Cincinnatti), Galerie Marzee (Netherlands); galleries: Society for Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh), Quirk (VA), Lillstreet (Chicago), Gallery 360 (Minneapolis), Artful Home (online).

gold and steel earrings
Maia Leppo, "Dots and Open Dangle Earrings," 24k gold-plated steel, steel, silver, monofilament, 2 x 1 inches