The Sum of Its Parts
June 17, 2018 – June 23, 2018
Students in this workshop explore repetition, pattern, and rhythm as a technical and conceptual method for creating jewelry. Design exercises and material experiments lead participants to discover the possibilities of taking one action or element and multiplying it into a whole. You will utilize a variety of techniques to translate and incorporate into ferrous and non-ferrous metal, including surface treatments, piercing, cold connections, fabrication with silver soldering, and small-scale welding in steel using the Smith Little Torch. Students can expect to finish several samples and elements to incorporate into their work. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $525
Jess Tolbert lives and works in El Paso, Texas where she is visiting assistant professor and head of the Jewelry + Metals program at the University of Texas, El Paso. She received her MFA in Metal from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Tolbert exhibits her work nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Munich Jewelry Week in Munich, Germany and the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in South Korea.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.