Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Skin Deep: Surface Treatments for Jewelers with Ken Bova

I visited with Betty Mckim at Pullen Art Center yesterday. She gave me a flyer for an upcoming class at the center, which happens to be taught by Ken Bova. He is a wonderful teacher. I studied with Ken at Montana State in Bozeman 10 years ago and I saw him recently. He remembered a piece that I had made so long ago and described it in detail. Very impressive. He is currently a visiting professor at East Carolina University. It is such a treat to have him on this side of the country and to have him teaching a class so nearby. If you have a chance, you should definitely sign up! It will be well worth your time!

Skin Deep: Surface Treatments for Jewelers with Ken Bova
Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3 9 am to 4 pm both days

In this color-filled workshop students will learn a variety of techniques to enhance the surface of metal for jewelry. Some cool color applications, simple and effective patinas, and enhancing processes of hammering, torch-texturing, fusing, stamping and silver reticulation are covered. We'll learn the preparation, tools, and materials used to achieve these effects to develop a  new visual vocabulary for jewelry and metal work. All levels. 

Pullen Art Center
105 Pullen Rd. 
Raleigh NC 27607 919.996.6126
Ken Bova: 1963 "End of the Road", Brooch in sterling silver, 23k gold leaf, pavement fragment, bone, pearls, tail light reflector, mineral pigment, water color, candy wrappers, acrylic, and butterfly wing. 2.25 x 3 x 0.25"

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