In this project-oriented workshop, you will make a pierced brooch with a soldered frame and handmade pin back. Handmade mechanisms add a personalized touch and are much more durable and attractive than manufactured pin backs. We will cover two types of pin backs as well as many variations of those styles. learn tips to maximize the use of your saw for cutting sheet, tubing, and wire rod in ways that minimize filing and cleanup.
I am a metalsmith and enamelist
with a background in biology. My artwork is based on the tiny intricate details and fascinating biological stories that first captivated me when I studied botany as an undergraduate. I teach classes and workshops at Pima Community College, Tucson Parks & Recreation, and Idyllwild Metals Week.
Charity has a BA in Biology from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO and worked as a biological surveyor and botanist. Then she took a workshop with Bob Ebendorf at Penland that changed her direction in life. In 2008 she earned her MFA in Metal Design at East Carolina University at Greenville, NC and migrated to Tucson where she has been teaching metalwork/jewelry at Pima Community College and Tucson Parks & Recreation. Charity also teaches during Idyllwild Arts Metal is scheduled to teach at John Campbell Fold Arts School. Charity's work has been in 27 invitational and juried exhibitions. She was a NICHE Award Finalist in 2012. You can see her work in several publications including:
- 500 Enameled Objects a Lark Book (2009
- New Rings: 500+ Designs Around the World a Lark Book (2011)
- Brigitte Martin's Humor in Craft (2012)
- Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist in March 2012 issue
Visit her web site: http://www.charityhall.com
All levels; however, previous soldering experience is required.
$170 ADC Members/$195 Non-Members