Upcoming Jewelry/Metal Arts Classes

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Jewelry/Metal Arts Department

Marne Ryan

Marne Ryan

Marne Ryan

Marne Ryan

Marne Ryan

Instructor: Marne Ryan

August 7–11 2020 (Friday–Tuesday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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Or call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


The focus of this workshop is on fusing Gold on Silver patterns or Gold on Gold. We will learn how to fuse sterling silver and gold creating heavily textured sheet stock. Using this sheet stock, or bring your previously created fused sheet, we will fabricate the stock into elegant and comfortable rings. The workshop will cover simple band making to complex framing. Bench tricks for sizing, fitting, single and double framing and step bezels will be covered and more!

The Susan E. Wood Jewelry Studio is available for use for a fee the days following your workshop should you like to continue practicing new skills or finish projects started in class. For more details or to schedule extra workdays, please contact Nancy Gardner, Jewelry/Metal Arts Coordinator.

MARNE RYAN, a recipient of the Rolex award for excellence in metals has been exploring and teaching the process of making textures through fire since 1976. She was an Artist in Residence for Pennsylvania and Delaware and a recipient of the Delaware Artist Grant. Her jewelry and vessels have won awards and recognition in the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia. Her work is in the permanent collection of The American Museum of Art and Design, NY.

Marne has had articles published in Ornament Magazine, Lapidary Journal, Contemporary American Jewelry Design and Fold Forming. She designed and produced Organic Metals, a six DVD set teaching fusing, jewelry projects and techniques 
Exhibitions include solo, group, gallery, museum and juried craft shows since 1981: American Craft Council, Art Academy Museum (Best of Show 2014), Cherry Creek, Evanston, Pasadena, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Smithsonian, Santa Monica, Sausalito and Washington craft shows, as well as the DCCA Museum, Delaware; Signature Stadtischaan Museum, Germany; and the Kalmar Museum. Sweden.

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Current MAC Members: $540
Non-members: $600 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

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Materials List

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