"Culling the Sand: Site, Place and Identity" with Demitra Thomloudis August 12-18, 2018 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee
Demitra Thomloudis, one of our contributing artists, is a pioneer of interesting casting techniques for jewelry, including her ingenious use of cement. This class will include moldmaking and plastic casting for jewelry, but beyond the techniques covered, it sounds like a fascinating class. Demi is a delightful person in addition to being a very capable art jeweler and teacher.
The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a delightful craft center in Gatlinburg, TN.
Is there something to be gained today from looking at the way contemporary jewelry responds to place? In this workshop students investigate their shared and individual relationships to site, place and personal identity with the intention of creating works made to be worn on the body. Students will conduct site-specific investigations and create material samples to later introduce them into the format of jewelry.
Techniques introduced include color on metal, fold forming, silicone moldmaking and plastic casting.
Open to all skill levels, however introductory metals techniques preferred.
Course Fee: $525
Demitra Thomloudis is a studio jeweler, visual artist and an Assistant Professor in the Jewelry and Metalwork area at the Lamar Dodd School of Art located at the University of Georgia. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she received her MFA from San Diego State University and her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work is recognized nationally and internationally and has been invited to exhibit, lecture, and teach at institutions/fairs/events such as SOFA Chicago, Athens Jewellery Week (Greece) and the Penland School of Crafts to name a few. Artist residencies include a yearlong appointment at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Smitten Forum. Demitra is included in publications such as, 500 Plastic and Resin Jewelry and 500 Enameled Objects,The Art of Jewelry: Plastic & Resin: Techniques, Projects and Inspiration. Demitra’s work is represented by Charon Kransen Arts-USA, Alliages Organization-France, and Penland Gallery located at the Penland School of Crafts- USA.