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Course Number: 232JEWE310

Dates: Su, Sa, April 15-16, 2023
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Meets: Sa and Su from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM , 2 sessions

Fee: $309.00

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Finally you can forget about using nasty chemicals that are difficult to dispose of, and achieve a great surface design on copper, brass, nickel or steel, using salt water and electricity. In this workshop you will experiment with this easy technology to put your own (or other copyright-free) designs on flat sheets of HARD BRASS that will be suitable for embossing softer metals with a rolling mill. You can try different types of etching resist and use hand drawn or photo-transferred images. Etched metal is great for jewelry, mixed media art, ornaments and commemorative pieces. Possibilities abound! No metalsmithing experience required.

VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ CAFEFULLY! Equipment kits will be provided by the instructor, but students will need to order and bring some of their own supplies and bring a gallon of prepared salt solution to class, as described in the supply list on the Spruill website.

Registration Deadline for this course is April 1, 2023.
Fee: $309.00

Save $20.00 with a 2022 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2021 memberships or 2023 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2022 memberships

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 295.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00
Mandatory FeeJewelry Lab Fee$ 14.00

Susan Saul

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Susan's Classes

After many years as a visual artist working in printmaking, textiles, costume jewelry and large-scale paper and mixed media, I "came home" to metalsmithing about 25 years ago. What I love, aside from the hands-on nature of the work and the opportunity to be a tool-collecting nerd, is the fact that human relationships are essential to my product. Meticulously crafted jewelry pieces contain the energy and intentions of the maker, yet are only really alive and complete when worn on the body. The materials and design features interact with the wearer producing personal, subjective sensations.

If there is any one concept that inspires and infuses my work it is the expression of the feminine face of the divine in the physical world. In my view it can only enhance the overall quality of life on earth to support and empower the feminine energies of compassion, cooperation and balance.

Susan has a BA in Fine Art from University of California, Santa Barbara. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Steven and their two cats. She has taught jewelry and metalsmithing classes and workshops since 1999 at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody, Georgia and has also taught for Penland School of Craft, Florida Society of Goldsmiths and Idyllwild Academy for the Arts. She currently makes her jewelry magic in her one-person studio, aka "the woman cave".

You can view a sampling of her work at www.susansauldesign or on her Susan Saul Design Facebook page.

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Date Day Time Location
04/15/2023Saturday10:30 AM to 4:30 PM RM 09
04/16/2023Sunday10:30 AM to 4:30 PM RM 09


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