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3-5 day workshops

Back to Spruill Week- Sept 17-20, 2020

Spruill Center for the Arts

*COVID 19 update - The FSGSo 3-day workshop has been postponed. Please contact

www.fsgso.com

with questions and concerns

I will continue to update schedules on this site as they are confirmed.

MOVING METAL: FORGING FOR JEWELERS

Come explore the majestic techniques of forging and add dynamic expression and fluid movement to your jewelry designs in a fun, focused and encouraging environment. Jewelry scale forging is about "finesse not force". In this 3-day workshop, students will learn all aspects of forging- how metal moves, the world of hammers and important proper body mechanics. We will work with wire and practice creating planes, transitions and movement utilizing radiating and directional forging techniques, and how to create tapers with both a hammer and a wire rolling mill. Jewelry forms can be created entirely with a forged base structure or with connected forged elements. Also, forged elements can be added to fabricated designs. Students can decide their workshop focus. There will be lots of hands-on practice and demos. This workshop is limited to 10 students. See the Supply List at www.spruillarts.org for further information regarding the materials needed. PREREQUISITE: Three completed Beginning Jewelry and Metalsmithing classes or by permission of the instructor.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 17-20, 2020

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

$417 non-member

**** Cancelled due to Covid-19 ****

Spring Workshop 2020-

Flordia Society of Goldsmiths, South Chapter

Get Stoned & Cuffed: Bracelets, Creativity and the Hydraulic Press 

 

Come and find yourself happily arrested by the power and ease of the hydraulic press and discover a world of one-of-a-kind creative cuff bracelets! We will spend a fun and ​exciting (3 days) exploring the cuff bracelet through the use of both synclastic and anticlastic free form bracelet kits and their unlimited design possibilities.  Students will learn proper use, parameters and important safety information regarding the hydraulic press and make use of  bracelet kits. Form and design through texture, soldering, color and space will be fully discussed, including embossing to create folded and undulating cuffs that look hand formed. Sizing and shaping for comfortable and wearable cuff bracelets will be covered, as well as edge finishing options and students will learn to form an easy and beautiful folded edge when using thinner gauges. Also, adding stone settings to uneven surfaces will be explained.

Students will be able to finish one cuff bracelet with a cabochon and can prioritize their days to match their goals. Please see supply list for needed materials. Instructor will have a limited supply of copper alloy metals and cabochons available "in case".

 

  • 3 day workshop

  • *April 24-26, 2020, 9:30 am to 5 pm

  • $375 member - $425 non-member

  • Miami Jewelry School in Miami, Florida

Winter Quarter 2019- Spruill Center for the Arts

Get Stoned & Cuffed: Bracelets, Creativity and the Hydraulic Press 

 

Come and find yourself happily arrested by the power and ease of the hydraulic press and discover a world of one-of-a-kind creative cuff bracelets! We will spend a fun and ​exciting (3 days) exploring the cuff bracelet through the use of both synclastic and anticlastic free form bracelet kits and their unlimited design possibilities.  Students will learn proper use, parameters and important safety information regarding the hydraulic press and make use of  bracelet kits. Form and design through texture, soldering, color and space will be fully discussed, including embossing to create folded and undulating cuffs that look hand formed. Sizing and shaping for comfortable and wearable cuff bracelets will be covered, as well as edge finishing options and students will learn to form an easy and beautiful folded edge when using thinner gauges. Also, adding stone settings to uneven surfaces will be explained.

Students will be able to finish one cuff bracelet with a cabochon and can prioritize their days to match their goals.

 

  • 3 day workshop

  • January 18-19 2019, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

  • $397 member

****** CLOSED AND FINISHED******

Back to Spruill Week- Sept 10-14, 2018

Spruill Center for the Arts

Creative Construction samples

Creative Construction samples

Hollow construction with and without resin, wire fabrication, mitered strip constructions, mini-torch bead attachments

Double ring slider sculpture

Double ring slider sculpture

Modernist sculpture for the hand! --- Nickel, sterling silver, and topaz chip beads

Spinner bangle bracelet!

Spinner bangle bracelet!

Dinosaurs move around different prehistoric landscapes!--- Nickel, red brass, and sterling silver

Mitered riveted cuff bracelet

Mitered riveted cuff bracelet

Sensual movement and bold geometry--- red brass, nickel

Mitered construction brooch

Mitered construction brooch

Bold and airy--- Nickel, matte glass seed beads, sterling silver, yellow brass

Resin and thermoplastic brooch

Resin and thermoplastic brooch

Hollow construction filled with shrinky dink art and resin with floating crimped elements--- nickel, sterling silver, 2-part epoxy resin, thermoplastic, ink, graphite, resin

Double ring circus

Double ring circus

Mitered and fabricated sculpture for the hand...--- nickel, sterling silver, red brass, seed beads

Hollow bangle filled with resin

Hollow bangle filled with resin

Hollow construction filled with carved resin and coated with flocking--- Copper, 2-part epoxy resin, glass beads, moss, 2-part epoxy glue, polyester flocking

Close-up of carved resin in bracelet

Close-up of carved resin in bracelet

Carved opaque and clear resin with glass balls and moss creates a micro world!

Creative Constructions- Exploration of Movement, Space, and Volume

Come spend a fun and focused week exploring the world of 3-D fabrications and their creative design possibilities! Fully utilizing fabrication and soldering skills, students will discover a world of small and large scale sculptural jewelry constructions that can be endlessly explored with moving components, volume that can be filled with design in metal, resin, etc., and space created by dimensional wire fabrication. Gain confidence in your work by deepening and expanding your skills, embracing joyful working with a mind to craftsmanship, and creativity in this positive and encouraging 5 day workshop with Joanne. This is a great workshop full of jewelry, metalsmithing, and soldering demonstrations and creative design exploration and problem-solving.  Students will have the opportunity to work on/complete and as many pieces as time permits,. This class has a 10 student maximum. PREREQUISITE: 3 COMPLETED 9 or 10 week Jewelry/Metalsmithing classes or permission of the instructor. See the Supply List at www.spruillarts.org for further information regarding materials needed for workshop. Registration cut-off two weeks prior to the first day of class. 

  • Monday through Friday, September 10 - 14, 2018

  • 10 am to 4:30 pm

  • $534 members

****Closed and completed*****

Spring Workshop 2018-

Flordia Society of Goldsmiths, SE Chapter