Mending: Collaborating With Broken Objects
November 8, 2020 – November 14, 2020
During this workshop students will use traditional metalworking skills in non-traditional ways to return broken objects to life. You will discover that mending is not just repair, it is the use of brokenness to inspire a new direction for an object. Class demonstrations include traditional jewelry repair skills with an emphasis on how these can be exaggerated to become new design elements. Other demonstrations will be determined by the broken object’s students bring to class with them. Some examples include drilling ceramics and glass and riveting on curved surfaces. This class is for the advanced beginner and above. Knowledge of high temperature soldering and basic hand tool skills are required.
COURSE FEE: $600
Tom McCarthy lives in St. Louis, Missouri and has been making jewelry for over 35 years. He has an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His work is in numerous private and public collections including the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, North Carolina. McCarthy teaches workshops across the country and contributed a chapter to The Penland Book of Jewelry. In 2006, he was awarded a Fellowship in the Arts from the State of Florida.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.