Finally, Another Workshop!

You’ve been asking about when I’ll be teaching again, and this December your wish is my command.

Now that I’m feeling more energy I am coming back to the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen to teach my Integrated Prong Setting workshop. It’s perfect timing to learn a new technique while creating a gift for a special loved one (or yourself!)

December 2nd from 11am – 3pm $108.00 for PGC members and $120.00 for non-members

Do you love stones? Do you wish you could add them to your jewelry but you don’t know how to set them? Is soldering something you either don’t know how to do or don’t have the set-up for?

In this class, you’ll learn how to set a cabochon stone using tools you already have – just a saw frame, drill, and bench pin. No torch necessary! You’ll saw and file your way to a beautiful pendant you can complete during class time. Learn a new technique and get a fabulous piece of jewelry you can wear home.

Students will learn how to create a prong setting integrated into a sheet of metal. Each participant will create a pendant out of brass, texture the metal, and pierce prongs to set a cabochon stone without needing to solder. You will leave with a completed project.

Skill level: Beginning jewelry and metalsmithing skills are helpful, but not required.


May Flowers with New Events

Eye of Ta’roq ©2016 WTEK nickel, copper, brass, agate slice

This May comes with the end of old things and the beginnings of new ones. This year two of my galleries sadly closed their doors. Some Things Looming and JAM Gallery Malvern have both closed (though JAM will be open through May and I still have a few pieces of jewelry there for the time being.)

But in happier news, I have been invited to show work at a new(for me) gallery in Downingtown, PA! Ivystone Studio is a contemporary art gallery located inside a beautiful restored stone barn. This weekend I will be dropping off some of my sculptural holloware pieces and next month Ivystone is a stop on the Chester County Studio Tour, making it a perfect time to stop in and check it out!

Goggleworks is hosting its juried exhibition in May and Eye of Ta’roq was accepted into it. The opening reception is April 28th from 5:30 – 7:30pm and the exhibition runs April 29- June 4, 2017.


Fresh Start in 2017

Hanging Arch Necklace ©2016 WTEK brass
Hanging Arch Necklace ©2016 WTEK brass

2016 was a different kind of year and this year I need to shake things up a bit. First of all, I am no longer a staff member at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen…I am a Board Member!

Secondly, I am not planning on doing any craft shows at this time. This doesn’t mean I won’t, just that for now I am focusing on different things.

Now onto 2017 events!

The 9th Super Bowl Challenge is February 5th! Start getting your ideas in order and get ready to make something by that day.

For the next show at JAM Gallery I will have jewelry. It is up through the end of February 2017.

I am proud to announce that I will be in a two woman show next Spring with Kim Banister at the Carlisle Arts & Learning Center in Carlisle, PA. More details soon!

***Update*** The CALC show is actually in 2018