CRAFT SERIES WORKSHOP: Beautiful Mended Rings
with Lisa Horton
Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 10:00 AM
Wabi-sabi is a Japanese philosophy of design that embraces imperfection and the happy accident. In this school of thought, the beauty of an object is enhanced by wear and tear. Repairs are not considered detriments, but instead are considered opportunities to honor the piece through embellishment. In our class, students will form a C-shaped, textured sterling silver band ring sized slightly too small. Next, we will expand the ring to the proper size and mend the cut edges with a riveted-on strap that will also be ornamented. The skills to be learned in making this ring are annealing, forging and texturing metal, ring sizing, riveting, using pickle and patina, and finally, polishing.
Age and ability: 20 years old and older, beginners welcome!
This workshop takes place Sat, Mar 26, from 10am–1pm.
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 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 treasured flea-market finds, and quickly progressed into making silver metal clay and then bronze and copper metal clay pieces. In the last five years, she has moved into traditional metalsmithing, adding sheet metal to the metal clay. Lisa began teaching jewelry making classes ten years ago.
2021–2022 Craft Series Workshops are generously supported by
Heather Horton and Deida Runswick
Part of SVMoA’s visual arts exhibition Wabi-Sabi
$70 member / $80 nonmember
Cancellation reimbursement deadline: Mar 11, 2022