Wunderkammer Brosche!

August 5, 2018 – August 11, 2018

Leslie Boyd

A “wonder chamber” is a collection of relics, specimens, antiquities and artifacts. In this workshop students are tasked with adapting their own collections of nostalgia, ephemera and curiosities into a brooch. Through the careful curation and treatment of small items, and the delicate and meaningful physical and mechanical connections they create, the finished brooch will tell a story, commemorate an event, or act as a portrait. Participants will discuss ideas of perceived, physical, and intrinsic value as they compose hoards. You will also learn a variety of traditional and alternative setting techniques, and how to create pin stem mechanisms. A basic knowledge of metal working and soldering is required.


Leslie Boyd is an artist and teacher born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned a BFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry at Pratt Institute and her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. Boyd teaches and coordinates the Jewelry Program at Towson University in Maryland. She makes sculpture, jewelry and wearables about gender, stereotypes and cultural appropriation in her South Philly studio.

Leslie Boyd

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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