Developing Tactile Forms in Jewelry
March 24 - 27, 2022
Laura Wood · laurawoodstudios.com
Workshop at a glance
Discover various techniques in sifted enamel and metal fabrication to achieve tactile jewelry forms.
- Metal fabrication techniques
- Techniques for creating texture with forming, hydraulic press, and soldering
- Silver prong and tab setting finishes
- Leave class with jewelry forms or with components for future work
Laura Wood is a full-time jewelry artist living in Asheville, North Carolina. Her creative practice began in dance and shifted to contemporary jewelry at the University of Georgia, where she was introduced to jewelry and metalsmithing. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Gregg Museum of Art at North Carolina State University, The Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, The Mint Museum in Charlotte and The Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, California. Laura recently completed a three-year residency at Penland School of Craft and is the co-founder of Jewelry Edition (2012), a creative project aimed at facilitating the growth of jewelry artists.
In this workshop student will discover various techniques in sifted enamel and metal fabrication to achieve tactile jewelry forms. You will begin by manipulating copper sheet metal with forming, soldering, and hydraulic press techniques and transform these objects using sifted enamels. Participants will also be instructed on how to problem solve for setting their pieces as finished jewelry with prongs and tabs and how to strategize for combining multiple components within one piece. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $560 · materials list
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