MARILYN NICHOLSON "Hand-Made Catches & Mechanisms"

  • 06 Feb 2010
  • 9:00 AM
  • 07 Feb 2010
  • 5:00 PM
  • Randolph Arts & Crafts Bldg#4 Jewelry Studio, 200 S ALvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
  • 12


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Notice: Sorry this workshop has filled but please send an email to: Chris Eggers to get on the waiting list. if an opening becomes available you will be notified on a first come first serve basis.

nicholson_brooch.jpgRefine the designs of your jewelry by adding findings specifically made for a particular piece. Information relevant to making tiny elements that move and soldering pieces in close proximity will be shared. A collection of historic examples and contemporary designs will stimulate your imagination. Bench tips and detailed descriptions of the sequence of building both simple and complex mechanisms will be explored.

NICHOLSON2phpThumb_cache_www_bmagic_org_uk_src5070261c8db504b2169c3d925b453128_par90ac2534a51d0da96a00b5d52b4b4fc6_dat1237481206.jpgBIO: Marilynn has her MFA from The School of the American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.). She also studied in England, Mexico and Denmark. She has taught Jewelry, Weaving, Foundations and 2d and 3D Design at Trenton State College (N.J.), Rhode Island College, and in England at Malvern Hills College and Hereford College of Art. Since 1973 Marilynn has been a  self-employed jeweler exhibiting in England, Germany, Japan, Israel, Switzerland, Australia as well as the USA. Her work is in permanent collections in England at Victoria and Albert Museum, Goldsmiths’ Hall, the Birmingham Museum and West Midlands Art Collection. She has written reviews for publication as well as having been featured in several articles in Lapidary Journal and in the book, Treasures of the 20th Century published by Goldsmiths’ Hall in 2000. Marilynn teaches at The University of New Mexico, The Taos Institute of Art, Santa Fe School of Metalsmithing, Pueblo 5, The Oo-oon-ah Art Center at Taos Pueblo, The Firehouse Art Center, and the Armory Art Center. She fabricates her work in a collage style inspired by nature using metal and stone. She mainly teaches at her studio school, Taos School of Metalsmithing and Lapidary Design.


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SKILL LEVEL: Beginning/Intermediate Levels. Age 17+

WORKSHOP FEES: $155 ADC Members/$180 Non-Members

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