Teaching

I am available to teach privately through the Mesa Arts Center, at your studio, and for workshops throughout the year. My specialties are in general fabrication, enameling, chain (“crochet,” loop and loop) and fiber techniques, hammer setting, and soldering. I am also an experienced product and jewelry photogaphy and can teach about photography techniques to shoot jewelry and other 3-d media as well as how to use Photoshop and/or Photoshop Elements to make your images look their best.

If you are looking for current metals and jewelry classes in the Phoenix area, you can find a wide variety of techniques and times to choose from through the Mesa Arts Center website and the Phoenix Center for the Arts website. Thank you!

I regularly teach Enameling and Independent Studio at the Mesa Arts Center. Please visit mesaartscenter.com for registration details.


Spring 2018 Classes

Enameling: Introduction

For Ages 16+

Enameling is the ancient art of fusing powdered glass to metal. The technique is a great way to add beautiful color and pattern to your metalwork. Students will get hands-on demonstrations of all the most common techniques including: sifting, stencils, sgrafitto, stamps, painting, cloisonné and foil, as well as unusual techniques such as: raku, crackle, feathering, decals and lusters. Proper usage and preparation of metal and enamel will be covered as will torch and kiln firing. Material fee of $25 payable to the box office. Please confirm your email address with our registar for contact by instructor.
Jan. 17 – May 9
Wednesday 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Lapidary Studio

Independent Studio: Intermediate to Advanced

For Ages 16+
Students work on self-directed projects assisted by the instructor. This is primarily a fabrication class. Casting students may do waxwork. Investing and casting must be done as part of their regular casting class. Please make sure our registrar has your email address for contact by instructor prior to the class.
Previous fabrication experience required.

First Session
Jan. 19 – Mar. 9
Friday 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Jewelry Studio
Second Session
Mar. 23 – May 11
Friday 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Jewelry Studio


Workshops

Enameling Workshop: Painting Enamels

Mar. 24 – 25
Sat & Sun 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Lapidary Studio

Soldering without Tears

Apr. 14 – 15
Sat & Sun 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Jewelry Studio