Jewelry with Natural Materials with Junko Iijima
Jewelry with Natural Materials
Instructor: Junko Iijima
Week 1: July 30 - August 5, 2023
In this workshop, students will learn simple bezel and prong setting techniques to set odd shaped rocks, beach pebbles, found objects or anything students want to incorporate into their Jewelry. Students will explore the designing process, and learn the basic skills of metal-smithing. We will also explore cuttlefish bone casting to add visual accent to the creation. Basic metal-smithing skills such as sawing, filing, soldering and surface finishing will be covered.
Class Material Fee $45 (to be paid directly to the instructor)
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Junko is a studio artist living in North Portland, Oregon. She came from Japan to the United States as a high school exchange student. Fascinated by the diversity of people and culture, She continued her studies in the States and completed her MFA in Metalsmithing at the University of Oregon. Her work examines and questions the melding of cultural signifiers from the United States and Japan. Since 2002, she has been teaching metalsmithing, sculptures, and design at colleges and universities in the Portland area and currently, she teaches metalsmithing at Clackamas Community College and Multnomah Art Center.
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