Free Form Pod Pendant with Molly Sharp
Using sterling silver sheet, students will construct a three-sided free-form hollow form pod pendant. Light as air, yet structurally sturdy, this elegant piece has been inspired by natures beauty. With the use of patterned brass plates or skeleton leaves and a rolling mill, students will emboss a texture onto the silver sheet before sawing, filing and soldering the three sides. Be warned, this is not as easy as it appears as much manipulation is involved. To complete the piece, a decorative bale will be constructed from wire and soldered to one side of the completed pod.
Friday, July 27 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Some metalsmithing experience is required for this one-day skill building class.
Class Fee: $150 Materials Fee: $20 payable to the instructor
Instructor: *visiting artist* Molly Sharp
Please note our*visiting artist* registration policy for this workshop.
This class is currently full. Please contact us at (440) 205-1770 to be on the wait list.
Visiting artist Molly Sharp's journey into metalsmithing began over four decades ago when she lived in England. After several years of studying traditional European techniques, she returned to the United States in 1981 to live and continue her education at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. Molly has studied under some of this country's top renowned Jewelers including John Cogswell, Marvin Jensen, Thomas Mann, Pat Flynn, Randy Long, Kate Wagle and Tom McCarthy.
In 1996 Molly became a full time jeweler and a member of the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, North Carolina. She teaches classes in her home studio in North Carolina, and travels teaching at several schools throughout the country.
"My work is meticulously fabricated from sterling silver and gold. Over the years I've developed a style of textured and oxidized pieces, often with the use of constructed hollow forms, hinges and the incorporation of tiny, unpolished pebbles. My work can be found in several galleries and on my website, www.mollysharpmetalsmith.com."
Spend the weekend with Molly!