Keumboo

A The Tucson Bead Show Workshop [select another show]

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Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Ust as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing Association (COMA) where I learned the anticlastic raising metal technique. This process involves hammering different metal, over and over on an antler like form. By immersing myself in this ancient technique, I combine my love for nature and metalsmithing into cohesive nature inspired metal forms. The anticlastic raising techniques fundamentals are based on hyperbolic parabolas and double helix which are abundant in nature, from flowers to smoke to DNA. The possibilities found in an open field of flowers, or a shadowy path, influence my own styles of jewelry and sculptures. My work has taken me beyond the basics to incorporate new techniques in my work. Weather casting, stone setting or lapidary, all are design aspects that can enhance metalsmithing and bring my imagination to life. In every art show, to custom work in exhibits, I communicate love of nature through metal. I continue to learn and be inspired through lots of teaching, my travels, lectures, and residencies.

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Location: The Tucson Bead Show
Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$55 » Kit fee

A sure way to make your work stand out and increase value is to add high karat gold in an easy to learn technique called Keum-boo. Each student will learn and practice this fun metal gilding technique. I have learned these techniques from many teachers and compiled the best most successful way to do keum-boo. 24k gold and argentium silver is required for this class. You may bring your own or purchase from instructor for a $55 kit fee.

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