Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
This workshop is designed to chal- lenge common notions of value, preciousness and jewelry. Concrete is cast into sculptural ring-forms with precious stones embedded directly into the concrete. In other cases, concrete is set into place where a gem might normally be. We address various materials, including steel, styrofoam, cement, rock, dia- monds and different industrial materials to make jewelry—even fine jewelry. Students are encouraged to bring found materials, industrial materials and recyclable jewelry. There may be a surprise guest artist and time to deal with galleries, art and social issues in the contem- porary field of metals.