The Roots of Heirlooms ・ Anna Johnson・ Metals
Jewelry speaks to our heritage, tells stories, and reminds us of loved ones and significant moments; it moves from one generation to the next, its value holding steady to our hearts. Similarly, while contemporary metalsmithing continues to push boundaries aesthetically and conceptually, the techniques remain steady, passed down from generation to generation. In this course, students will gain a foundation in metalsmithing by learning technical skills from fabrication to setting objects, and make some future heirlooms of their own. Students are encouraged to bring objects they would like to incorporate into their designs. All levels are welcome.
Anna Johnson is a studio artist living in Asheville, North Carolina. Her work is exhibited internationally has appeared in numerous publications, including American Craft Magazine, Metalsmith Magazine, and CAST: Art and Objects. Johnson has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Haywood Community College.