(Sift, sift, sift, stencil, sgraffito, FIRE!!)
MICRO-COLLAGE JEWELRY Workshop!
Thursdays June 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2023; 6:00-9:00 pm
McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL
I have a new course on offer at MCAC this summer! We will learn the art of making teeeeeny-tiny paper collages and use basic metalworking skills to create handmade jewelry settings for them. Students can bring their own paper memorabilia and craft scraps to personalize their collages, and plenty of collage materials will be provided by the instructor as well. A tool & supply kit purchased by each student will provide all the necessary ingredients for the workshop and for future jewelry-making.
Tool & Supply Kit: $75
Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair
September 23 & 24, 2023
Riverfront Festival Park, Peoria, IL
Very happy to have been invited back for Peoria Art Guild's 61st annual celebration of original art in Illinois! I'll be manning my booth Saturday 10-5 & Sunday 10-4, Booth assignment TBA. Mark your calendars for a great weekend of fine arts and crafts along the riverfront in Peoria!
Midwest Metalsmiths Art Show & Sale
October 13 & 14, 2023, Time TBA
First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, MO
This will be my first year to participate in the Midwest Metalsmiths' annual event. Looking forward to meeting new folks and introducing my jewelry to patrons in the St. Louis area!
Tab Construction & Folding Techniques for 3-D Forms
Three-Week Online Workshop; October 12, 19 & 26 2023
Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft
I am excited to again be teaching Tab Construction, one of my signature techniques, online this Fall for Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft in Columbia, NC.
Tab construction involves various non-soldering methods for creating three-dimensional objects from flat or formed sheet metal, in the same way that vintage tin toys are constructed. Folded tabs, buckles, staples and pierced folds provide for sturdy connections that are bursting with design potential. Tab-constructed objects can be enameled, patinated, worn as jewelry, or designed as sculpture or wall art.
Students will participate in three virtual demonstration and discussion sessions, with handouts and sample patterns provided.
October 12, 19 & 26, 2023; Time TBA