New Approaches: Alternative Materials And Processes In Jewelry/Object Making

June 21, 2020 – June 27, 2020

Emily Culver

During this workshop students will explore various ways to incorporate alternative materials that complement their metal designs. This class is for those with an interest in adding new texture, color and movement into their work. Participants will gain a broader knowledge of working across various materials and develop a better understanding of how their decisions are reflected in the jewelry or objects they create. Class demonstrations include metal cold connections, mechanisms and attachments. Discussions center on how to work within material families such as woods, fibers, rubbers and plastics. Open to all skill levels.


Emily Culver is an instructor in the Craft/Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She received an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. In addition to exhibiting work nationally and internationally, Culver was also a 2017-18 Arrowmont Artist-in-Residence.

Emily Culver

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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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