March 7–11 (arrive 6, depart 12), 2017
Pushing the Boundaries with Enameled Copper Jewelry and Your Glass.
Transform your hand-made cabochons and beads into one- of-a-kind wearable art with enameled copper. Students will design and learn techniques in metal preparation and fabrication. Using kiln firing methods, we will explore dry and wet applications of enameling to bring your creations to life. With these processes students will complete pendants, rings, and bracelets.
Metal techniques learned in class: sawing, riveting, sanding, metal finishing, doming, JoolTool, and much more.
Enameling techniques learned in class: Sifting, wet packing, stencils (bought and handmade), sgraffito and use of your 104 coe stringers and murrinis.
No prior experience necessary!
Kathryn’s journey with glass started in 2000. Before 2000 her focus was fibers and surface design to create one-of-a-kind clothing. It made for a perfect transition to glass. Her love to layer glass, metal, enamel, frit ,and murrini is the recipe to create unique beads. Kathryn’s passion is the color, texture and shape of beads to create unique wearable art.
In 2013 Kathryn started to explore copper enameling and today many of her creations include both glass and copper.
All of her pieces are one-of-a-kind, and the signature elements of Kathryn's designs include many layers of glass and metals and the inclusion of murrinis (cross sections of patterned glass canes) and other decorations.
Kathryn is an active member of the Arizona Society of Glass Beadmakers, the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, and the Sonoran Arts League.
Kathryn’s work has been published in the winter issues and the 2014 cover of the The Flow Magazine, 2014 cover of the Sonoran Arts League Hidden in the Hills catalog and the first featured cover artist of the Artisan Jewelry Times issue January 2015.
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