Nanz Aalund at The Ranch

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Nanz Aalund at The Ranch

Time: February 23, 2010 at 6pm to February 25, 2010 at 9pm
Location: The Ranch. Center for Arts & Craft
City/Town: Snohomish, WA
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Phone: 360-568-7709
Event Type: metals, workshop, jewelry, direct, casting
Organized By: Randi Harper
Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2010

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Beginning Level Casting

February 23 & 25
6 – 9pm Teen - Adult

Direct casting is the oldest form of casting known in history. Many ancient cultures used this method to create forms from gold and silver. Bring your scrap silver to this class and see it re-born into new jewelry. Students will learn to prepare cuttlebone and tufa for the direct casting process on Tuesday and then return on Thursday to pour the molten metal and clean-up the castings. Rings, pendants, and charms can be designed using this fascinating – and amazingly easy process!

Course #10W223/5 $125.

Nanz Aalund's first recognized jewelry piece was a silver pendant that won her a "Gold Key" Scholastic Art Award in high school! Over the past 25 years as a goldsmith and jewelry designer, she has: taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and Art Institute in Seattle; served as a fine jewelry designer and consultant for Nordstrom, Rudolf Erdel, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co.; and was the associate editor for Art Jewelry magazine. Most recently, Nanz authored authored "Masters: Gold," published by Lark Books – and won First Place in the 2009 Jewelry Arts Awards for her gold and resin earrings. To see more of her work, visit:

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