October 17 - 22, 2021
Julia Harrison · juliaharrison.net
Workshop at a glance
Expand your jewelry design options by using low-tech lapidary techniques to carve your own stones for setting.
- Rock and stone carving for adornment and jewelry
- Lapidary techniques
- Shaping and polishing stone
- Rocks and stones
- Jewelry hand tools
- Metals and soldering
- Carving techniques with rocks and stones
- Adornment techniques for jewelry
Julia Harrison is a Seattle-based artist, educator, and Jewelry/Metals manager for Pratt Fine Arts Center. She has taught workshops at Haystack, Penland and the 92nd Street Y. She enjoys carving after years of working with wood. Harrison’s recent carving projects feature materials including cement, soap, jet, brick, agate, and obsidian.
Say “so long” to common cabochons. In this workshop students will learn to carve medium-hard rocks and stones on a jewelry-friendly scale. Demonstrations and work time will cover a variety of approaches, with an emphasis on hand tools and low-tech lapidary techniques. You will also discover strategies for making your carving wearable, including embedded findings, tensioned settings, and woven cordage. Participants will shape and polish at least one stone, and finish it into a pendant, ring, or other adornment. Those students who wish to create metal settings should have previous soldering experience, otherwise the workshop is open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600 · materials list
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