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Sculptural Forms in Jewelry

June 16 - 21, 2024

Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez  ·  jccaballerostudio.com

Workshop at a glance

Explore various traditional metals processes for the creation of sculptural forms in jewelry and find creative ideas and solutions to integrate found objects in nature. The goal of this workshop is for students to find a personal voice, and hone technical skills sets.


  • Cold connection
  • Solder processes
  • Married metals, scoring, bending
  • Surface treatment and textures
  • Creative color application and finishing techniques


  • Copper
  • Sterling silver
  • Brass
  • Nickel
  • Silver
  • Shibuhichi
  • Found objects from nature


  • Improve metals skills
  • Improve problem-solving in soldering and fabrication skills
  • Explore various finishing techniques

Artist Bio

Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez was born in Mexico City. A metal artist and educator, he received his MFA and BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), School for American Crafts, where he is currently a Professor in the Metals and Jewelry Design Program. His metalwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Carlos is a New York State Foundation of the Arts Fellowship Recipient and a Craft Alliance of New York State Career Development Grant Recipient. His work has been featured in several publications including On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, and Breaking Ground: A Century of Craft Art in Western NY both by Suzanne Ramljak; Art Jewelry Today, Dona Meilach, 30-minute Necklaces; Lark Books among others.

  • Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez
  • Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez
  • Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez
  • Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez

Workshop Description

This workshop will focus on the exploration of 3-dimensional forms for the creation of jewelry and wearable sculptural objects. Students will explore the possibilities of using different colored metals for the creation of multicolored dimensional forms with an experimental approach, and using traditional metal processes and unusual found objects from nature. The emphasis will be on collecting objects from the natural surroundings and exploring creative opportunities for idea generation and material processes, opening the door to a variety of ideas for design considerations and aesthetic possibilities. Work will culminate with the creation of unique symbolic jewelry forms. Forming and fabrication techniques will be taught and explored, from cold connection, solder processes, married metals, scoring, bending, surface treatment, textures, and creative color applications among others. Students in this workshop will improve problem-solving in soldering and fabrication skills and explore various finishing techniques.


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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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