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Sketching with Wire · Elizabeth WaltonMetals

Workshop at a glance

Let loose and sketch in three dimensions using wire to complete a finished piece of jewelry or small object.


  • Wire forming
  • Silver soldering
  • Introductory jewelry making skills


  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Silver


  • A finished piece of jewelry or small object
  • Experience with basic metal fabrication
  • Time to explore different shapes
  • Intro to wire forming

Artist Bio

Elizabeth Walton, from Asheville, NC, received her BFA from Appalachian State University in Studio Art with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry design. She has attended workshops at Penland School of Craft, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and the Pentaculum residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and has assisted a workshop at Penland School of Craft. She is currently working as a studio assistant to multiple artists while running her studio practice making handmade jewelry. redrenjewelry.com

  • Elizabeth Walton
  • Elizabeth Walton
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Workshop Description

Join us for this experimental, thought provoking, metalsmithing class. This class focuses on introductory wire fabrication skills including forming, using jigs, and silver soldering. We will begin with sketching and experimenting to create various wire shapes while learning introductory wire working methods. Then students will create a finished piece of jewelry or small object. A discussion of shapes and repetition to create patterns will take place throughout the workshop. This is an exploratory class meant to highlight the diverse possibilities of wire fabrication. We will not cover wire wrapping in this class. All levels welcome.

ART WORKSTENNESSEE ARTS COMMISIONTENNESSEE FOR THE ARTSTennessee Specialty License PlatesEAST TENNESSEE FOUNDATIONWindgate Foundation Arrowmont is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

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