Students are introduced to basic issues and techniques unique to jewelry making as a creative and expressive medium. Techniques covered include: basic fabrication (cold-joining, sawing, soldering, and finishing), lost wax casting, and stone setting. Projects use precious metals as well as common materials. Traditional and contemporary attitudes toward body adornment are also discussed. No prerequisites.
Kelly Jean Conroy’s jewelry work focuses on life cycles in nature. Her specialties are enameling, working with natural materials: carving bone, piercing mother of pearl, and casting. She graduated with a BFA in Art Education from Syracuse University and MFA in Jewelry Metals from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has taught metals and enameling … Read more