Thursday, January 14, 2010

Upcoming: 8-week Pratt Class

Starting in April, I'll be teaching an 8-week version of my "Jewelry that Grows on Trees" workshop at Pratt Fine Arts in Seattle. Here's the course description:

"Beautiful, versatile and widely available, wood is an ideal alternative material for jewelry. In this class we'll learn to make the most of wood's palate of colors and textures using tools and techniques appropriate for use in a home studio. Topics will include basic shaping and finishing, surface embellishment and creating more complex dimensional forms such as rings and cuffs. The instructor will also introduce basic carving techniques that rely on a minimum of hand tools. Prerequisite: Jewelry/Metalsmithing I or equivalent"

This will be the longest class I've taught yet, and I'm really looking forward to seeing ambitious projects and blossoming skill sets. Judging by the amazing work that comes out of a weekend workshop, I'm totally prepared to have my socks blown off and handed to me on a plate.

We'll meet on Thursdays, 6-10pm, April 1 to May 20. Students will also get FREE Friday access to the jewelry studios--perfect for all that homework I'll be assigning!

(Only kidding! Well, sort of.)

If you'd like the nitty-gritty details, go to
Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail them to me.

And please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested!

3/4/10 update:
The class is a go with 6 fantastic students! Thanks so much to everyone who helped to spread the word; I am so grateful for your support. Please check back to see what we get up to...


  1. i'm interested! i really wanted to take a workshop with you awhile back at penland. now i am in seattle so i think i am going to have to sign up.

  2. sorry you missed the penland class, but i hope you'll join us at pratt. and since woodcraft in georgetown has a sale on carving tools coming up, your timing couldn't be better!