Workshop Report: "Jewelry Narratives: Collecting to Casting" at Penland with Mary Hallam Pearse (June 10-22, 2018)
Mary Hallam Pearse's class, Jewelry Narratives: Collecting to Casting at the Penland School of Crafts, just wrapped up its first of two weeks. Mary was kind enough to send us some photos of what's been happening in her class in between casting 4 days in a row every morning for 3-4 hours and then doing demos each afternoon.
So far, the class has done plaster moldmaking, centrifugal casting, and induction vacuum casting. They've worked with carving wax, investment core casting to create hollow forms, patty cake silicone molds and water soluble wax for investment cores.
It looks like the class has covered a lot of ground in the first week. Big thanks to Mary for taking the time to document and send us these process photos - we can't wait to see more pics next week!
Mary Hallam Pearse is an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia; other teaching: University of Georgia Cortona Program (Italy), University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Anderson Ranch (CO), 92nd Street Y (NYC), Kent State University (OH); publications: Metalsmith, Ornament, 500 Rings and 500 Gemstone Jewels (both Lark Books).