Happy Hands, Happy Hearts
Ting, ting, ting, hear the anvil ring! The sounds of hammers and saws are music to our ears, and it is time to celebrate six years of creative community in the jewelry and metalworking arts.
Instructors and students from around the region, across the country and Canada have joined us in the studio. We couldn’t be more honored to become a destination for quality instruction in the jewelry and metalworking arts. We invite you to enjoy a variety of fall classes including our popular Introduction to Jewelry & Metalsmithing, lost wax casting, metal etching, and some very special workshop offerings.
Catherine Davies Paetz, local artist and guru of all things silver metal clay, will present a special workshop, Champlevé Enamel on Silver Metal Clay, September 8 and 9. Fine silver metal clay is a perfect “canvas” for transparent vitreous enamel. In this class, we will use these two complementary materials to make colorful jewelry.
We also complete our 2018 visiting artist program with the return of Seattle goldsmith and educator Kirk Lang September 15 and 16 to present his workshop, Faceted Stone Setting Theory and Applications: Fancy Stones. Shed your apprehension and learn to set challenging-shaped stones in this comprehensive, hands-on, two-day intensive under the guidance of a master stone setter. This more advanced workshop will teach students how to confidently set faceted stones with pointed corners. The workshop covers three types of settings: prong, flush, and bezel, and three types of stone cuts: pear, triangle, and princess.
On October 13 and 14, master artist Michael Romanik returns to teach Cloisonné Enamel. In the art of enameling, cloisonné is probably the most widely recognized technique that comes to mind. Have you even wondered how cloisonné enamel is made? In this introductory weekend workshop students will be guided through the various steps of this ancient technique from beginning to end to create a permanent and brilliantly colored piece of jewelry using thin ribbons of fine silver wire and fused grains of glass.
Join us to celebrate our anniversary with two special events. Our Sixth Annual Student and Instructor Exhibition opens Friday, November 2, and runs through Saturday, November 17. Our talented community of students and instructors join together to show off their latest jewelry and metalworking creations. The festive community reception will include door prizes, and the presentation of a people’s choice award. Many works will be available, and it’s a great way to get a jump on your holiday shopping and support local artists from emerging to established.
The anniversary celebration continues on Saturday, November 3, with our Open House. Free mini workshops and demos will be scheduled throughout the day for all to enjoy.
Find out how happy hands make happy hearts. Join us this fall for the celebration! Visit fluxmetalarts.com for a complete list of current classes and events.
CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL ON SILVER METAL CLAY WITH CATHERINE DAVIES PAETZ | SEPTEMBER 8–9
FACETED STONE SETTING THEORY & APPLICATIONS: FANCY STONES WITH VISITING ARTIST KIRK LANG | SEPTEMBER 15–16
CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL WITH MASTER ENAMELLIST MICHAEL ROMANIK | OCTOBER 13–14
6TH ANNUAL STUDENT & INSTRUCTOR EXHIBITION | NOVEMBER 2–17
RECEPTION 6–9PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE | NOVEMBER 3 STARTING AT 10AM
Flux Metal Arts
8827 Mentor Avenue, Suite A
Mentor, OH 44060