Steel and Ceramic Jewelry
May 22 - 27, 2022
Maia Leppo · maialeppo.com
Workshop at a glance
Make finished jewelry using steel and porcelain.
- Small colored porcelain fabrication
- Steel jewelry fabrication
- Understanding of how to work with steel to create several different types of work
- Basic porcelain fabrication to make small elements to incorporate into jewelry
Maia Leppo works out of her studio in the Brewhouse Association on the south side of Pittsburgh. She graduated from Tufts University in 2008 with a degree in biology and community health and received her MFA from SUNY New Platz, New York. Leppo has received training in jewelry and metals from various craft schools, including Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Pocosin Arts, Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She has participated in artist residencies at Arrowmont and Fallingwater and has taught at Penland, Arrowmont, Pocosin, and Touchstone.
Have you been wanting to add in alternative materials into your jewelry? In this workshop students will learn to make small colored porcelain elements to incorporate into steel jewelry. Working with colored porcelain, you will fabricate ceramic elements through bead making, cabochons, and dangle components. Participants will finish their jewelry with steel fabrication of earrings, chains, and mechanisms. No ceramics experience necessary, however a basic understanding of jewelry making (in any metal) is required.
COURSE FEE: $690 · materials list
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