Designs in Woven Metal with Jeanie Pratt
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 23 to 25 from 9 am to 5 pm. $445 for BoMA members, $495 for non-members. (For information about BoMA membership, click here.) Materials fee of $70 payable to instructor in class.
See below for more information and our cancellation policy
Students will be encouraged to create a variety of samples. Learn how to form your samples in the hydraulic press as well as to solder their edges. Kits will be provided with the materials to get started, as well as instructions on how to prepare the materials yourself. How to design your own weave patterns with graph paper will be introduced as well as a wealth of resources to inspire you. There will be discussions and samples on how to set and utilize your ‘woven sheet’ in brooches, pendants, beads, and earrings.
Basic metalsmithing skills are required.
About the Instructor
Jeanie Pratt works as studio artist on the Central Coast of California. She has been a fiber artist since learning to weave in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1970’s and more recently has exchanged wire for yarn as the “fiber” of choice. Her metals education can be described as self-directed as she has sought out workshops and classes with a number of distinguished instructors. She has exhibited nationally in galleries, museums and shows. She currently shows at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA. You can learn more about Jeanie on her website www.jeaniepratt.net.
Students Should Bring
- 220 sandpaper
- Digital calipers or wire gauge
- Fine brush for applying anti-flux
- ½” Scotch Permanent Double-Sided Tape
- Ultra-fine tipped Sharpies in 2 colors (such as black and red)
- Hard, medium and easy solder
- Mechanical pencil with .5 mm lead
- Sense of humor
- Honeycomb soldering block (at least 3” x 3”)
- Magnesia Soldering Block 6" X 3" X 1.5" (available at Amazon.com and some jewelry supply stores)
- Leather gloves (for holding wire while flattening)
- Draw Tongs (for holding wire while flattening)
- Nylon jawed pliers (for straightening wire)
- Otto Frei Round Top Platen Planishing Hammer (optional but handy)
- Simple 1” to 2” hydraulic press acrylic dies (if you want to puff and solder your woven sheet after weaving—some will be available in class to use)
Available in the studio (If you don't wish to bring your own)
- Needle nose pliers
- Small bottle of acetone
- Wire cutters
- Shears or scissors for cutting thin metal sheet (I like the Joyce Chen Original Unlimited Scissors)
- Soldering pick, brush and tweezers
Materials Kit $70* (payable to instructor in class)
- copper wire,
- 10” each of a variety of gauges of flattened sterling silver wire,
- the “stuff” you need to set up a simple “loom” to weave your wire
- an extensive handout with instructions and weave patterns
- soldering supplies available for use
*Materials kit purchase is required for all our workshops. The kit insures all students have the same tools and materials required to learn the technique and allows the instructor and the students to focus on the technique rather than the materials.
Maximum number of students: 10. Students will be required to sign a waiver. Participants must be 18 or older.
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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.
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- 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, as there’s a maximum number of students for every class and it’s not fair to the other students.
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