Broken Dish Bracelet

A To Bead True Blue Workshop [select another show]

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Instructor: Laura Stamper
Laura grew up in the expanses of rural Minnesota. The natural beauty of the countryside greatly influenced her creative endeavors. “I was always making things with mud and drawing animals on walls,” Laura says. Today she creates one of a kind wearable sculptures that celebrate nature and the female form. “I have never had a shortage of imaginative and creative thoughts,” Laura says. “The work often leads me to see new things that my hands are anxious to make.” Much of her inspiration is rooted in story. Each piece of miniature wearable sculpture has its own personality and its own story to tell. Laura studied as a painter with an emphasis on portraiture. “My first love was painting and illustrating. When I approach a new piece, I think in terms of color, composition and negative space.” In 1991, the creative process drew her to work with clay. Laura began by drawing whimsical pictures on her ceramic pieces and glazing them. In 1993, she took the process one step further and sculpted the porcelain to make her jewelry. As the work evolved, Laura developed a desire to work with metal so that she could incorporate the porcelain miniatures with other materials. In 1996 she studied with an accomplished goldsmith to learn techniques in jewelry fabrication. For several years, she created animals and sculptural portraits in jewelry.

Currently not available.
Location: To Bead True Blue
Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $225 » materials included

This is a favorite encore class that Laura teaches at Quench Jewelry Arts. In this workshop, students will design and create a one of a kind bracelet using vintage china to make an art bracelet in sterling silver. Laura specializes in non traditional stone setting and in this class, students will gain experience in creating bezels for odd shaped objects. Skill will include: design, piercing, sawing, soldering, simple lapidary, and non traditional bezel forming and stone setting.

Special Notes or requirements: Basic kits will have all materials needed to complete a one of a kind artisan bracelet setting pieces of china in sterling silver. First come choice of dish to break! Contact Laura to claim your dish!
Studio (763)545-9401

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