Dates: March 31-April 2, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Chota Classroom A
Contact Information: Costen54@gmail.com
Cost: Member $230, Non-Member $265
Class Size: Min 10 Max 15
Sign-up: Class Cancelled
Deadline: March 1, 2022
Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the Workshop for a refund minus a $5 processing charge. There will be no refunds within 30 days of the workshop. If AGTV or the instructor cancels the workshop, participants will get a full refund.
Workshop Content: Explore the many methods of using Silver Metal Clay to make jewelry. Learn how to roll the clay, add texture, shape, carve, and prepare for firing while making a pendant and earrings. Observe the process of firing the clay and one method of polishing the jewelry using a tumbler. After firing and polishing the clay, a patina may be added to make textures in the jewelry more obvious.
A Viking knit chain will also be created. Learn how to use sterling silver wire to create a chain consisting of a single repeated knot. When the desired length is reached, the chain is pulled through a draw plate and finished by adding end caps and a clasp. This chain may be used to support the pendant created during the workshop or may be worn by itself.
Supply List: The price per student includes all materials needed for the workshop. The most expensive component of the workshop is the precious metal clay (PMC3). Sterling silver wire (26 ft), sterling silver end caps, lobster claw clasp and ear wires are also included. All material will be provided by the instructor.
Materials consist of the following:
- 25 g of fine silver clay. (PMC3)
- 26 ft of sterling silver wire
- End caps
- Lobster clasp
- Ear wires
- Misc materials.
- Additional clay will be available for purchase.
Biography: I attended the University of Tennessee earning both an undergraduate and graduate degree in art education with a minor in fine arts.
I’ve studied at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and with numerous area, regional and national artists.I taught for Knox Co. Schools, grades K-12 ending that career at Austin-East Magnet High School where I was hired to develop an art program for the Magnet School. Upon retiring I worked for an additional several years as a Distinguished Professional for Knox Co. Schools.For seventeen years I also taught two classes as an adjunct professor with Tusculum University.
I teach a painting class at the Oak Ridge Art Center.
I am presently a member of The Foothills Craft Guild.
I have exhibited in numerous juried regional shows with awards earned in some. I am most recently showing in The Art in the Airport.
Instructor Website: charlesostenjewelry.com
COVID Protocol: Masks requested when social distancing is not possible.