Enriching lives through art and craft

Hard and Soft: Making The Connection

June 6 - 11, 2021

Angela Caldwell  ·  angelacaldwelljewellry.com

Workshop at a glance

Metal, fibers, found objects: learn how to devise interesting ways to combine and connect these elements in your metalwork or wearables.


  • Metalsmithing and jewelry techniques
  • Combine textiles, mixed media, and metal
  • Knitting, crocheting, felting, and embroidery


  • Metal and jewelry
  • Textures, thread, felts, and yarn


  • Samples and small projects from a variety of metal and fiber techniques
  • Knowledge of combining alternative materials into jewelry

Artist Bio

Angela Caldwell is a full-time studio artist and lives in Bloomington, Indiana. She is currently working on her MFA, continuing her studies in jewelry and fibers. Her work focuses on memory and examines a woman’s role in society through traditional craft-based techniques. Caldwell has years of teaching experience and her work has been exhibited nationally, including Arrowmont’s Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery and in SNAG’s Metalsmith Magazine.
Arrowmont Connections

Workshop Description

Creating connections with textiles and alternative materials with metal can be challenging. In this workshop students will explore ways to combine mixed media and textile elements with traditional metalsmithing techniques. Through samples and small projects, you will experiment with combining sewing, riveting, and other means to creatively assemble various materials. Participants will learn to devise step-by-step instructions to connect their pieces, with a special focus on planning ahead and problem solving. Demonstrations include sawing, soldering, and riveting along with knitting, crocheting, felting and embroidery. Historical and contemporary work will be presented to offer inspiration and insight into your choice of materials and design. Open to all skill levels, however some experience in metalsmithing and knitting is a plus.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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