Mon. 9 Jul, 2012 9:00 am - Fri. 13 Jul, 2012 9:00 am
A class with Bonnie Bishoff and Melanie West
This four day course will be a fun mash-up of creative discovery. This class brings together the experience and visions of two world renowned artists, Bonnie Bishoff and Melanie West, who will invite students to join them in the exploration of creativity, play and the marriage of surface and form.
Bonnie will share, among other gems, her stunning marquetry technique, incorporating the feel of brushstrokes and fabric. Melanie will share her methods for organic form and the materials behind them. Together, they will help students explore their creative voice through (among other things) the creation of an organic bangle, laminated with marquetry and other methods.
Melanie Muir, award winning, international polymer jewellery artist is coming all the way from Scotland to show us how to make her “Rocks Cuff”, one of Melanie's signature designs.
Melanie will share her base bead construction technique and will also include how to create hidden stringing channels on a curve, which you can then go on to use in all kinds of your own bracelet designs. She will also show you how to combine different shape designs to create a visually stunning and ergonomically perfect cuff.
See how Melanie creates her wonderful, organically inspired patterns, using her version of mokume gane, and be inspired to create your own unique surface designs, which you can use on your cuff.
Learn how to get a lacquer-like finish on your surfaces and then see how to combine your pieces into a stunning custom bracelet.
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