Sharon Church - "Carving"

  • 14 Feb 2009
  • 9:00 AM
  • 15 Feb 2009
  • 5:00 PM
  • ASU Metal Studio, Tempe AZ
  • 12


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CHURCH-Alone Alure.jpgWe are truly sorry but this workshop has been canceled.

Since 1979, Sharon Church has been a professor in the College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. She received her MFA from the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, where she worked with both Hans Christiansen and Albert Paley. Lush foliate imagery and richly carved forms combine in Sharon Church’s jewelry to create metaphors about life and longing. The artist pursues her search for increasingly poignant imagery through iconic form. Sharon believes that metal has its own language of form; it moves in its own sensuous ways, full of life. As an artist, she is interested in jewelry that embodies shimmering beauty along with its dark, damp and mysterious underpinnings.

"Carving Jewelry Forms" will be offered as a two-day intensive workshop exploring the rudiments of carving as a means to personally expressive form.  The workshop will emphasize strategies that are especially appropriate to jewelry design, employing subtractive techniques that derive from traditional bench work.  Using natural forms as source material, students will employ various hand tools and the flex shaft to subtractively produce 3-dimensional forms in materials such as boxwood, plastic and bone.  Some experience with jewelry fabrication and the use of the flexible shaft is required.

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced

Lecture: February 13, 200

Workshop Fee:
$170 ADC Members / $195 Non-Members


Bldg. ARWH (Art Warehouse) Room: 1308
Located on Myrtle Ave. accessible from Mill Ave., 10th St. or University Drive
Contact Number: (480) 965-7526 Becky McDonah

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