Metals Summer Session 3
June 19–July 1
Kristin Mitsu Shiga
The Language of Jewelry
Develop your conceptual, technical, and design vocabularies in this intensive workshop. Discover (or refine) your creative voice to infuse your jewelry with meaning through personal storytelling. Playful morning exercises will inform and inspire independent work. In addition to beginning to advanced metal fabrication techniques, we’ll explore how to incorporate alternative materials such as wood, acrylic, and found objects. Techniques may include basic fabrication, cold connections, stone setting, chain making, findings, mechanisms, photo-etching, hydraulic forming, and casting. Our aim is to challenge ourselves on both a technical and a personal level and come away transformed. All levels. Upper metals studio.
Studio artist, owner of ‘Okina Jewelry teaching studio and gallery (HI); collections: Kamm Teapot Collection (NC), The White House (DC); publications: Art Jewelry Today, The Art of Enameling, several Lark Books 500 series books.