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Metals Fall Concentration

Metals Fall Concentration
October 3 – November 12 (six weeks)
Laura Wood
Foundations in Form and Color

This workshop will cover techniques that facilitate the development of a wide range of contemporary jewelry components. We’ll build a broad catalog of sculptural forms with methods including, but not limited to, sheet metal fabrication, brazing, and hydraulic forming. Enamel and powder coat will be our main color applications, and we’ll expand on these techniques throughout the workshop. We’ll focus on incorporating our creations into the brooch format, but students may also explore pendants, earrings, and other forms. We’ll cover several setting methods for traditional and nontraditional materials including prong, tab, and bezel settings along with fabricating findings for jewelry forms. Experimentation will be encouraged! All levels.

Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Southwest School of Art (TX), Metalwerx (MA), Penland; collections: Gregg Museum (NC), North Carolina State Permanent Collection, Racine Art Museum (WI); former Penland resident artist; publications: American Craft, Metalsmith, Cast a Book. | @laurawoodstudios

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

Brooch by Laura Wood
Laura Wood, Space Between: Green + Green (brooch), enamel on copper, sterling silver, uvarovite, 3-3/4 x 2-1/4 x 1/4 inches