Jewelry: Telling A Story
Through Layers of Metal
Session Two - June 18-24, 2017
Each day, Connie will demonstrate the foundational skills of moving metal. Individuals will have time to practice and build skills to make their own unique pieces by week’s end. We will explore piercing images in metal and layering them, adding texture and using cold connections to assemble pieces. Participants should bring in some images that speak to you and/or any small found objects….we may be able to use them in your work!
I continually seek inspiration as I move through life, observing the beauty within natural surroundings, architectural forms and found objects. My jewelry expresses my deep connection with the natural beauty of my Tennessee mountain farm, and my childhood playground along the shores of Lake Michigan. My work is organic in its evolution, unpretentious, and refined. I am interested in the juxtaposition of diamonds and pebbles, and sticks and stones as I work to create artistic and masterful pieces of jewelry.
Connie received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1984. The passion and love of art metals began for Connie Ulrich in high school and has continued through her 30-year career. She continues to seek inspiration and innovation through travel and attending master workshops throughout the country. Connie has been an instructor at notable workshops throughout the Southeast since 2000. She has exhibited in the Huntsville Alabama Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC, and her work was selected for the Best in Tennessee Craft, Biennial Exhibit in 2012. Connie won the Best of Show award at the Tennessee Arts and Crafts Show in 2010, and the Best in Jewelry award at the Summerfest Art Show in Atlanta, GA.
Website: Connie Ulrich
Participants are encouraged to bring found objects and other materials of interest which might be incorporated into your work. All other materials will be supplied, and the class lab fee, which includes the use of hand tools as well as material and equipment, will be $100.
Additional supplies will be on hand for purchase.