CRAFT SERIES WORKSHOP: Gemstone Rings
with Lisa Horton
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Dip your toe into the dazzling world of "metal clay" with this intermediate class where we will build a silver ring with a gemstone, fire it with a kiln, then polish and add patina. You'll leave with a ready to wear fine silver ring set with the stone of your choice. Those with some metal clay experience are best positioned to benefit from this class. If you have zero knowledge of metal clay, take heart! We'll give you extra attention to help you succeed.
Class takes place Sat, Sep 19 from 1-5:30pm.
Age and ability: adults, beginner to intermediate
About the Instructor:
A childhood fascination with plants led Lisa to a master's degree in Plant Anatomy and she uses the textures and forms of the plant kingdom in all her jewelry. Moving from Arkansas to Idaho in 1989 opened up her vistas, changed her color palette, and inspired her to add leather and stones to her designs.
She began her jewelry-making journey by learning to repair her treasured flea-market finds. She quickly progressed into making first silver metal clay and then bronze and copper metal clay pieces. In the last five years, she moved into traditional metalsmithing, adding sheet metal to the metal clay. She began teaching jewelry-making classes ten years ago and now topics on her class list range from metal clay to cold connections and fabrication.
Cancellation reimbursement deadline: Sept. 5, 2020
2020–2021 Craft Series Workshops are generously supported by Heather Horton and Deida Runswick.
Part of SVMoA’s BIG IDEA project Gem State.
$75 member / $85 nonmember, advanced registration required.