This class has been canceled.We apologize for the inconvenience.
Are you ready to make a piece of jewelry that is more complex and refined?
In this class, you will apply the fabrication techniques and tools that you already know to create one or more pieces of your own design. The instructor will help you evaluate your design; create a pattern; identify materials; outline the steps needed to make your piece; and coach you through the process of completing it.
Bring your design ideas and any materials you have to the first class. A limited variety of materials will be available for purchase: sterling silver sheet and wire as well as copper and brass sheet and wire.
This class is for people with intermediate fabrication skills.
Participants should plan on attending Open Studios between classes.
Joan Hammond began working in metal in 1994 when she started taking metalsmithing classes as an antidote to documenting computer software. What she discovered was a medium that not only utilized her previous training in painting, printmaking, and ceramics but also opened the possibilities of creating art that can be worn. Family artifacts and history, plants and animals, and the textiles and jewelry of non-Western cultures inspire her current work, which she executes using various fabrication techniques, including chasing and repoussé.
Hammond exhibits locally and nationally, and her work has been published in Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print. She is a member of the Seattle Metals Guild; has served on the Board of Northwest Designer craftsmen; and co-chaired a national conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She is currently the Lead for the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio at BARN.