PATTIE PARKHURST-"Creating anticlastic earrings inspired by nature"

  • 16 Nov 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 17 Nov 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Randolph Center, Arts & Crafts, Bldg 4, 200 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona, 85711
  • 12


  • Fee for members only

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"Creating Anticlastic Earrings Inspired by Nature"

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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.

Just as a diamond has many facets, my work in nature-i
nspired 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 Metalsmith
ing 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.
My work has taken me beyond the basics to incorporate new techniques in my work. Weather casting, ston
e 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 teaching, travel, lectures, and residencies.
SKILL LEVEL: intermediate




  • 6x3 24gauge sheet of sterling silver or argentium silver
  • 20 gauge 14k white gold or 20ga sterling wire
A metals Kit is available for $30.


    • Hammers:
    • AllCraft L-5 078-0401 or the Fretz CP-2 Michael Good Cross-Peen Hammer, 4.6 oz. item #112657.
    • Planishing hammer. (suggested Fretz P-1 Michael Good Planishing Hammer, 5.6 oz. Item #: 112545
    • Ring mandrel.
    • Raising tools if you have them
    • Flex shaft accessories
    • Mandrels with snap on sanding discs med, fine. 3m discs 80 grit., Blue rubber wheels, 3-m yellow bristle brushes and down in grit.
    Please read the Workshop Terms
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