New Approaches: Alternative Materials and Processes In Jewelry/Object Making
July 18 - 23, 2021
Emily Culver · emily-culver.com
Workshop at a glance
Add interest to your unique jewelry and metals designs through the clever addition of alternative materials like wood, fiber, rubber, and plastic.
- Incorporate alternative materials to metal design
- Cold connections, mechanisms, and attachments
- Woods, fibers, and rubbers
- Leather stitching, silicone casting, and plastic manipulation
- Working across various materials
- Working within material families
- Create jewelry or personal objects across media
Emily Culver is Visiting Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University. 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. She was instructor in the Craft/Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to exhibiting work nationally and internationally, Culver was also a 2017-18 Arrowmont Artist-in-Residence.
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.
COURSE FEE: $600 · materials list
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