Express yourself through jewelry design in a workshop that explores a wide range of concepts relative to personal adornment and narrative object. Working with both traditional and alternative materials, including silver, copper, wire, recycled materials and found objects, we fashion items of personal importance, expression and decoration. We also investigate the use of color and collage as a design tool. Through demonstrations, lectures and hands-on projects, we discover the many methods of selection, integration and assembly inherent to this limitless range of materials. The class is centered around lectures and demonstrations, with plenty of time for individual instruction.
Media & Techniques:
We work with mixed media and found objects, low-tech jewelry methods, and techniques using fundamental, simple attachments and construction systems.
Our days consist of demonstrations and discussions, handouts and step-by-step tool and equipment lessons.
Robert Ebendorf received his M.F.A. from University of Kansas. He is a co-founder and past president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, and in 1995 he was awarded the American Craft Council Fellowship for his achievement in the field and commitment to the craft movement. His work is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, the Mint Museum of Craft Design and the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, among other collections. Robert recently retired from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., where he served as the Belk Distinguished Professor in the Arts and in 2010 was awarded the North Carolina Governor’s Award for Fine Arts.