Enameled Botanicals Workshop
with Nash Quinn
Date and Time: July 9 & 10, 2022
9 to 5 all two days with a lunch hour
Skill Level: Intermediate
Location: Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
Covid Protocol is in place with social distancing and mask wear while in the building.
Workshop Student Limit: 8 (due to Covid)
Signup Closes: June 11, 2022
This workshop has a bit of everything - enameling, silver fabrication, and tap-and-die connections. In this class, students will learn how to create a fanciful flower out of enamel copper and fabricated sterling silver. Starting with copper sheet, students will cut out and form simple copper leaves and petals, then enamel them using basic sifting techniques. The flower’s stem will be made of sterling silver wire and tubing, and participants will learn useful tips for small-scale silver fabrication and soldering, including drawing down tubing and wire. Finally, the flowers and foliage will be attached to the stems with threaded connections created by tap and die.
Nash Quinn is a metalsmith who works with a variety of materials, techniques, and formats. Originally from Wyoming, he received his BFA from the University of Wyoming, and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He was a faculty member at Rowan University and Munson Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, and has worked, taught, and exhibited artwork at craft schools and jewelry academies nationwide. Nash is currently an artist-in-residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX
Virtual Studio Tours and Demo Series
April 2021 Demo
In an effort to fill the huge void our cancelled workshops has created, we have started a series of member Studio Tours and Technique Demos. Here are the tours we have hosted so far. We are doing our best to stay in touch while staying apart. Stay healthy.
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