Patricia has been designing jewelry for 25 years. She graduated from Clemson and has continued to further her education through jewelry arts at the Greenville (SC) County Museum of Art, Penland, the Folk School, and Earthspeaks Arts in Asheville. The range of her work includes enameled glass on metal and copper.
Saturday, January 28 10am-3pm
Spend a productive day experimenting with vitreous enameling techniques. You will take home several complete pieces. All levels welcome.
Please wear closed-toe shoes to this class.
Soldering Intensive Weekend Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, February 4 &5 10am-4pm
This workshop is geared to people interesting in mastering the metalsmithing skill of soldering. Learn proper technique with lots of repetitions as you create a unique pendant you’ll be proud to wear.
Please wear closed-toe shoes to this class. Bring a lunch each day.
Polymer Clay Heart Workshop
Saturday, February 18 10am-2pm
Create a striking heart pendant of polymer clay in your choice of colors. If you wear your favorite outfit, we’ll mix up some clay to match the colors! You will learn two caning techniques to make different patters with similar colors.
Handmade Findings for Jewelry
Saturday, February 25 10am-2pm
Develop your artistic identity to stand out by creating your own findings. Learn to combine metalworking techniques to form a variety of headpins, ear wires, and clasps for use in your handmade jewelry. All levels welcome. If you have special materials/beads to use, bring them to class to incorporate them into your jewelry. Please wear closed-toe shoes to this class.
Sawing and Piercing Intensive Workshop
Tuesdays, Thursdays March 9-16 6pm-9pm
Become proficient in the basic metalsmithing skill of sawing and piercing as you create a one-of-a-kind bracelet that will be as much fun to wear as it was to make. Please wear closed-toe shoes to this class.
Pendant with Bezel Set Stone
Tuesday,Thursday March 28 & 30 6pm-9pm
This Class will focus on creating a sterling Silver pendant with bezel-set cabochon stone. Students will learn to further develop fabrication skills, including: drilling, sawing/piercing, filing, multiple soldering techniques, satin finishing, and setting the stone. All materials will be provided, including: sterling silver sheet & wire, cabochon stone, solder, and tools. Students should wear closed toed shoes. Eye magnification(opti-visor or similar) is recommended.
Non-Soldering Bracelet Project
Tuesday & Thursday, APRIL 25 & 27 6pm-9pm
Work at your own pace to create an elegant non-soldered bracelet that can be as simple or as complex as you want to create. This class is perfect for beginners and advanced students. No metalsmithing skills required. Please wear closed-toe shoes to this class.
Discover the magic of molten glass and glass bead making, using fire to create beautiful beads from rods of glass. We will cover many techniques including surface decoration with frit and dots. We will also use special tools to create patterned surfaces on the beads. Expect to complete many beads to treasure. Safety will be emphasized and studio setup discussed. No experience is required for this beginning class, but good depth perception is helpful. NOTE: Closed-toe shoes and natural fiber clothing is required.