Brooch The Subject
October 20, 2019 – October 26, 2019
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.
COURSE FEE: $600
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.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.