Jewelry as sculpture: Exploring Form and Finish with Sandra Enterline
Saturday and Sunday, March 27 & 28 from 9 am to 5 pm both days. $345 members, $395 non-members. (For information about BoMA membership, click here.) Additional materials fee will be collected in class.
See below for more information and our cancellation policy
Alternative finishes will also be introduced such as file finishes, and finishes achieved through the use abrasives and flex shaft attachments. Unique patinas will also be covered including heat patina, fine silver finish and unusual liver of sulpher patination.
Sandra will bring a nice collection of her finished one of a kind pieces to demonstrate a wealth of simple, well thought out connections and mechanisms that she employs in her work. She will also bring samples of various cast pieces that she has used to make production work and mechanisms, such as clasps and brooch findings.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Growing up in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Sandra Enterline has been inspired by abandoned factories since she was a child. The factories in her memories rise in mysterious forms, much like hulking cathedrals. However, these cathedrals of industry are immense and dark, yet strangely fragile.
Enterline is perhaps best known for her perforated jewelry, which strikes a balance between elements of industry and fragility. The countless apertures that dot her pieces allow light to pass through, creating a vibrating surface of light and shadow.
In her recent work, slices of irregular diamonds are suspended in dark, crude settings - evoking delicate windows that punctuate the abandoned factories of her childhood. As the wearer moves through space, the shifting dynamic between transparency and density evinces the complexity of Enterline's contemporary work.
To learn more about Sandra and her work, visit Ganoksin or visit her website.
Students must be proficient at soldering and sawing.
STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:
- Planishing hammer
- Raising hammers
- Lightweight shears
- Saw frame
- Saw blades 2/0 or 3/0
- Plier set - flat, round, half round, cutter, etc.
- Hand files - a half round or barrette 0 cut or 2 cut is good.
- Miscellaneous needle files
- Medium and fine emery cloth
- Sanding stick
- Sterling wire solder - several feet of hard, medium, easy.
- Sterling silver sheet (or you can substitute with brass or copper)
- 5"x 5" in 22 ga and 24 ga sterling sheet (odd shaped pieces are fine)
- 3"x 3" 20 ga sterling sheet
- scrap sheet to experiment with
MATERIALS KIT (Instructor will provide for a fee) $30
- Wooden and metal
- Assortment of hammers
- Assortment of abrasives
- Various finishing products
- Sterling wire soldier (for SALE separately)
- Sterling silver sheet in 20, 22, 24 ga (for SALE separately)
Number of Seats: Maximum 12 students. All participants will be required to sign a waiver.
- You may cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the class and receive a full refund, less $25 processing. To cancel, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start date will not be refunded.
- In the event we have to cancel a class, you will be notified prior to the start date and will be issued a full refund.
- Registration is not transferrable. You may not sell your seat to another student.
- If a class has multiple sessions, and you miss one, there is no make up opportunity and the instructor will not catch you up at the next class session. You may not join the next scheduled class session, as there’s a maximum number of students for every class and it’s not fair to the other students.
- If you are late to a class, the instructor will not catch you up. There’s a structured curriculum for every class and its not fair to other students to skip part of the curriculum to catch up a student that’s late.
- By paying the registration fee, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.
- No Exceptions.