SUZANNE WILLIAMS – ALTERNATIVE CLASPS

From: $622.36

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

This 3-day workshop will start with a short presentation introducing participants to many different kinds of clasping methods and mechanisms for jewelry including a section on clasp inspirations – ideas coming from non-jewelry sources. We will then create the following 4 clasp samples in sterling silver: 2 versions of a rotating insert clasp, a basic, and a more complex version of that clasp, a rotating key lock clasp, and an interlocking puzzle clasp. These clasp mechanisms can be modified and incorporated in unique and unusual ways, in innumerable variations, into necklace and in some cases bracelet closures – becoming integrated into the design, or as the main attraction of a jewelry piece. Clasps don’t have to be an afterthought at the back of a chain. These are clasp mechanisms that are functional, fun, and invite being taken apart and put back together like a puzzle.

PREREQUISITE: Intermediate.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: 

Suzanne is a Colorado resident. She graduated from Colorado State University in 1980 with a degree in printmaking and later worked as a graphic artist, illustrator, fine artist, and technician in art/bronze casting foundries before beginning her jewelry-making career in 1990. She has shown her work in many galleries, art festivals and group shows. Suzanne is always working on developing and applying new techniques and approaches to creating her 3-dimensional jewelry such as designing and fabricating unconventional clasps and closures for her work. Hand fabricated clasps and closures have always been an integral part of her designs, but in the past few years she has intensified her exploration and development of new and interesting ways of joining jewelry elements together. She has also more recently been teaching workshops, further exploring and sharing novel and unconventional approaches to the design, functionality and creation of clasps and closure methods.

THIS IS A 3-DAY WORKSHOP

DATES & TIMES 
September 8, 9 & 10, 2023:   9:30am to 5:30pm (1-hour lunch)
*IMPORTANT: Please scroll to September 2023 > then select the first class date to book*

Description

LOCATION: Multiplicity Studio (please see below for address and contact info)

WORKSHOP FEE: $622.36 includes Kit Fee

KIT FEE: $70.36 ($65 plus sales tax)

KIT INCLUDES:

  • 4 small kits containing all the sterling silver parts needed to make the 4 projects.

 

TOOLS/MATERIALS STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE: (click to download PDF version)

Additional Information:

  • Bring a sack lunch or be prepared to make an order for delivery. A refrigerator and water cooler are available for student use.
  • Studio Rules: Closed-toe shoes are required. Do not wear loose clothing that could get caught in rotary tools. Wear long hair tied back.
  • Lodging information: KATY AREA HOTELS

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY If minimum enrollment is not met at least 30 days prior to the start date, the Visiting Artist may cancel the workshop. In this instance, all paid students will be fully refunded.
If students cancel their enrollment 60 or more days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop, they will receive a full refund minus $75 cancellation fees. Cancellations within 59 or fewer days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop will not be refunded.