July Workshop: Connect(ed) with Demitra Thomloudis

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We’re full! If you didn’t get a chance to meet Demi (and omg you should) come to the HCCC Artist in Residence lecture, details will be announced soon!

Iimagen this hands-on workshop, participants will explore a wide range of techniques and methods for various kinetic applications in jewelry making. As a Jewelry maker it  is important to consider how our jewelry “works” both on and off the body. Being sensitive to how the work responds to the body can reinforce our choice of jewelry as format, media and personal expression. Through lectures, demonstrations and group discussions participants will learn and develop innovative strategies to engineer and thoughtfully integrate the use of linkages, hinges, closures, catches and other kinetic devices into their jewelry work. Small scale soldering and cold joining techniques along with surface finishing such as powder coating and gesso acrylic application will be discussed and demonstrated. Materials include but are not limited to ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, wood, fiber, and found objects. Basic sawing and soldering skills are required.

Where: Glassell Jewelry Studio

When: Saturday July 12, 9 am- 5 pm

Cost: $75 includes materials and lunch

HMAG Workshop Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your registration more than 7 days prior to the start of the workshop, your registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee, will be refunded by check or PayPal.  No refunds will be given for cancellation within 7 days of the start of a workshop.

Meet Demi! Demitra Thomloudis received her MFA  in jewelry and metalwork from San Diego State University and BFA in metals + jewelry from the Cleveland Institute of Art.  Demitra is currently an Artist in Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Demitra’s work has been featured nationally and internationally in exhibitions such as the 2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art BiennaleSuspend(ed) in Pink, an international exhibition which traveled to Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Paris, and the USA; CHAIN project at A CASA, Museum of Brazilian Object in São Paulo, Brazil and La Fontera which debuted at the Fraz Mayer Museum in Mexico City and is currently traveling in the USA. Her work can also been seen in publications such as 500 Plastic and Resin Jewelry and 500 Enameled Objects published by Lark Books, The Art of Jewelry: Plastic & Resin: Techniques, Projects and Inspiration and most recently in 2014 Behind the Brooch: A Closer Look at Backs, Catches, and Pin Stems, By Lorena Argulo and published by Schiffer.

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