Brooch The Subject

October 20, 2019 – October 26, 2019

Lauren Markley

In this workshop students create brooches using a variety of pin mechanisms. They include the fibula, single and double pin stems, cold connected mechanisms and the use of alternative materials such as wood. Participants will refine their soldering techniques and hone their problem-solving skills. Discussions include the historical uses of brooches and how they communicate information about the wearer and maker. Students are encouraged to bring objects or materials they want to use. You will create samples and leave class with one or two finished pieces. A materials fee is due to the instructor at the start of class. Open to all skill levels, however basic metalsmithing skills (piercing, sawing, soldering) are required.


Lauren Markley lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her jewelry is a personal interpretation of her immediate surroundings and is inspired by architecture, structures, building materials and schematics. She explores these themes using geometric forms, repeated patterns and negative space, and using surface treatments such as painting, burning, etching and stitching. Markley’s jewelry can be found in galleries and boutiques in the U.S., Belgium, Korea and Malaysia.

Lauren Markley

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

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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 2019. 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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