Hollow Form Ring with Molly Sharp
In this one-day workshop, learn to construct a hollow form ring from sterling silver that is as pleasing to wear as it is to behold. Break free from flat surfaces as you create your dimensional ring. With the use of patterned brass plates or skeleton leaves and a rolling mill, students will emboss a texture onto the silver sheet before constructing their ring. Sharpen your skills with sawing, filing and soldering. This three dimensional ring will delight and impress your friends while they ask “how did you do that?” Tools will be available for use. This class is limited to only eight students.
Friday, May 3, 2019 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Basic metalsmithing and silver soldering skills are required. (Ages 18 & up)
Class Fee: $150 (Save 5% on your class fee when you register by March 3)
Materials Fee: $40 payable to the instructor
Instructor: *visiting artist* Molly Sharp
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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."