Subtracting and Adding: Carving and Construction

July 29, 2018 – August 4, 2018

C. James Meyer

The act of carving naturally leads to a different visual vocabulary of form than that of fabrication in sheet and wire. This workshop explores the carving of non-metal materials. This could be wood, plastic or Richlite® (a material comprised of re-cycled paper in a natural resin). Students will utilize forms resulting in pieces of jewelry or small-scale objects. This includes forming with die-press, the use of stakes and hammers and forging. This course is designed for students with a basic knowledge of jewelry construction techniques that include soldering, basic forming and finishing of metal.



COURSE FEE: $595


C. James Meyer lives in Midlothian, Virginia and is a professor emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University where he was the former head of the Metal and Jewelry Program. He currently maintains a studio and teaches in the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy as well as conducting workshops at the Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, the Peters Valley School of Crafts and at the Touchstone Center for Crafts.


C. James Meyer

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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