September 25–28, 2015
Touchstone Center for Crafts
Metal and Felt Jewelry: Two- and Three-Dimensional Approaches
Beginner–Intermediate* | $345
Class Time: Friday–Monday
Harness the dynamic beauty of opposites when you combine metal and felt into jewelry pieces. You will learn two-dimensional wet felting and three-dimensional needle felting techniques, making colorful and expressive designs and forms. You will incorporate these with fabricated metal by using tabs, rivets, armatures, and soldered wire forms. Many technical and creative tips will be shared. Participants will leave with a variety of completed pendants and earrings.
*Some soldering experience is helpful.
Thea Clark is a jeweler and artist who lives in New Jersey. She is a recipient of an Individual Artist fellowship, granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 2012. Her work has appeared in numerous group shows nationally and internationally, including Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City and La Frontera at the Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City. In 2014, Thea was featured in a two-person show at the Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts and a solo exhibition of sculpture and installation at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Her work can be seen in seven publications, including 500 Felted Objects, Showcase 500 Necklaces, and Push Jewelry. Thea held a 2013 artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center and spoke at Glassell School of Art (Texas) in 2014. Her work is in private collections in the United States and Japan.