The scene: you have a glass marble, a vintage photo of a race car, a piece of fired metal clay formed from a silicone mold you made of a Monopoly piece, a broken bicycle tail light and a carnelian cabochon. All these need to be combined with sterling silver to form a bracelet and of course, be as durable as possible.
In this very useful and extensive workshop you will explore ways of attaching almost anything to almost anything else.
We will delve into a broad spectrum of cold connections, and use materials including epoxies, concrete, polymer clays, Faux Bone™ and paper pulp mache. Though these may seem familiar, we will use them in very different ways to build a matrix of material, process, and procedure, allowing a much greater freedom of expression.
All the techniques, materials, and processes can be used in tandem with traditional metalworking, as well as the various types of metal clay. This is a very practical workshop with applications to book artists, sculptors, jewelers and artists working in almost any medium who want to include other materials in their work.
Additional material costs may apply.