This class is for anyone interested in metalsmithing and/or ceramics. Some soldering experience would be helpful and good eyesight or magnification is a must. No clay experience is necessary. Each day will be focused on a different technique in each medium. You will work at your own speed with the materials you prefer.
Students will get two for one in this collaborative workshop taught by husband and wife team, ceramic artist, David Voorhees, and metalsmith, Molly Sharp. Instruction and demonstrations will be given by Molly, not only in drilling pebbles and glass, but in stone setting and sawing filing, forming, and soldering sterling silver. David will guide work with fresh porcelain bead making and embellishments to make a variety of shapes, sizes and surfaces as you design them for your jewelry pieces. These small pieces will get fired quickly each day. Some techniques in clay we will explore are forming, carving, sgraffito decoration, nerikome colored clay, burnishing, pit firing, silver and gold lustre, and gold leaf treatments.
Together, Molly and David will share design ideas and expertise for bringing it all together in jewelry that you will cherish for years to come. The idea of combining these two traditional media, metal and clay, is not new, but what YOU create with them will be!
$1850 per student based on double occupancy (includes materials)
Six night lodging at Hacienda Mosaico
Sunday Cocktail Reception
Breakfast and lunch included (served poolside)
Five days of instruction
Open Studio every evening
Saturday departure Brunch