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.


Fall 2017 Classes

Enameling: Introduction

For Ages 16+
CAF17JEJC005-01
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.
Aug. 30 – Dec. 13, 2017
Wednesday 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Lapidary Studio
$360.00

Enameling: Intermediate/Advanced/ Independent Studio

For Ages 16+
CAF17JEJC004-01
Students with previous enameling experience may sign up for this class to use the kilns and pursue their own projects with instructor assistance. This class runs concurrently with Introduction to Enameling and advanced students are welcome to sit in on demonstrations of any of the topics covered. Material fee of $25 payable to the box office. Please confirm your email address with our registar for contact by instructor.
Aug. 30 – Dec. 13, 2017
Wednesday 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Lapidary Studio
$360.00

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
CAF17JEJC008-01
Sept. 1 – Oct. 13, 2017
Friday 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Jewelry Studio
$171.00
Second Session
CAF17JEJC008-02
Oct. 20 – Dec. 15, 2017
Friday 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Jewelry Studio
$171.00

Workshops

Enameling Workshop: Intermediate to Advanced: Crackle Enamel

For Ages 16+
CAF17JEJC003-01W
Crackle enamel is a specialty technique that creates beautiful organic visual fractures resulting in complex and colorful patterns. Basic enameling experience required. Please confirm you email with our registar for contact by instructor prior to class. 1 hr lunch break. No refunds unless the workshop is cancelled by the Mesa Arts Center.
Sept. 23 – Sept. 24, 2017
Sat & Sun 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Lapidary Studio
$222.00

Enameling Workshop: Beginning

For Ages 16+
CAF17JEJC001-01W
Curious about enameling? Want to add more color to your metal designs? Explore the ancient technique of enameling; the process of fusing colored, powdered glass to metal. Students will get an introduction to and time to practice the basic techniques of: sifting, sgraffito, stamps and stencils. Other techniques can be covered as time allows. Please confirm you email with our registar for contact by instructor prior to class. 1 hr lunch break. No refunds unless the workshop is cancelled by the Mesa Arts Center.
Dec. 2 – Dec. 3, 2017
Sat & Sun 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Lapidary Studio
$222.00