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Metals A Summer Session 1

Metals Summer Session 1
May 29–June 3
Marlene True
Well Connected: Beyond the Jump Ring

Jump rings are a classic jewelry finding used to make chains and to connect one component to another, but there are many more exciting ways to connect metal. This workshop will move beyond jump rings to imagine and create strong connections that can unify your jewelry. We’ll start cold with tabs, rivets, screws, and stitches. Then we’ll heat it up with soldering techniques to create a variety of connections. Finally, students will design and complete a piece of jewelry with parts that are creatively well-connected. All levels. Upper metals studio.

Executive director of Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft; teaching: West Dean College (England), Arrowmont (TN), Haystack (ME), Peters Valley (NJ); collections: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Metal Museum (TN); exhibitions: Crafting a Legacy at The Metal Museum (TN); published in Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America 1920 to the Present (UNC Press).

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Marlene True, Sisters, repurposed steel, brass, 24k gold plate, plastic, 3-1/2 x 7 x 1/2 inches
Marlene True, Sisters, repurposed steel, brass, 24k gold plate, plastic, 3-1/2 x 7 x 1/2 inches