Upcoming Jewelry Classes
Instructor: David Jones
The use of recycled materials is always present in my current work and I will share my sourcing ideas and ways to use found objects and make them shine. Students with basic metalsmithing skills will have a leg up in this workshop but beginners are always welcome.
Expect to leave this class with at least one finished piece but if you come with ideas who knows what can happen. Students are invited to bring a belt of their choice, ideally with snap connections which means we will easily be able to attach our finished buckle. I will also be bringing a selection of “bits” and “things” from my hoards of found objects that will be available for purchase directly from me. Look forward to busy days and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Lets buckle up!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Jones has participated in many exhibitions throughout the United States and other countries. He had a one person show, "American Folk," in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2000; was included in an International Traveling Show in Sweden, San Francisco and Los Angeles from 1999 into early 2000; showed in "ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS" at the Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco in 2001; "Once and Again" at the OXOXO Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2001; S.O.F.A. in New York City with Gallery 500 in 2001; and the invitational show, "THE DE PATTA PROJECT," in 2012 at Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco. He was a Featured Artist at Gravers Lane Philadelphia, PA, summer 2017.
In 2012, he was Professor of Jewelry and Metals in Cortona, Italy, through the University of Georgia studies abroad program. In 2013, he taught a three-day workshop at Thomas Mann Gallery in New Orleans. In 2015, he taught a summer session, and an eight-week Spring Concentration in metals, at Penland School of Crafts. He also taught a one-week session at Touchstone Center in August 2017.
He works on private commissions and, occasionally, creates architectural lighting with BAMO Inc., an architectural firm based in San Francisco. Select publications include Metalsmiths Book of Boxes and Lockets by Tim McCreight, 2007; Form and Function American Modernist Jewelry, 1940-1970 by Marbeth Schon, Schiffer Publishing, 2008; and Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin, Shiffer Publishing, 2012.
TUITION & FEES
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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