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Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Please note: this course has Prerequisites

Course Number: 242JEAC045

Dates: Tuesday, May 7 - June 11, 2024
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Exception Dates: No class 6/4

Meets: Tu from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM , 5 sessions

Fee: $215.00


Please note: this course has Prerequisites

IWho doesn’t love texture on metal? Roller printing, hammering, chasing, etching, reticulation…these are all delicious ways to add interest to your designs. But then you will need to know some best practices, tips and tricks for incorporating these textures into your work. Broaden your design vocabulary, learn how to properly use the rolling mill, explore some different texturing techniques, while discovering ways to avoid common soldering disasters. We will also touch on cold connections that may be helpful in some situations, and the use of oxidizing agents to enhance texture.
This is an intermediate level class. Basic knowledge of soldering and fabrication required. Supplies needed will depend on student-driven projects. Please bring something you are working on to the first session.
PREREQUISITE: Two Beginning Jewelry and Metalsmithing classes at the Spruill Center for the Arts, or by permission of the instructor.
Fee: $215.00

Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 200.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00
Mandatory FeeJewelry Lab Fee$ 15.00

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
05/07/2024Tuesday10 AM to 1 PM RM 209
05/14/2024Tuesday10 AM to 1 PM RM 209
05/21/2024Tuesday10 AM to 1 PM RM 209
05/28/2024Tuesday10 AM to 1 PM RM 209
06/11/2024Tuesday10 AM to 1 PM RM 209


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