Organic Metals workshop with Marne Ryan

2-day Fusing Sterling Silver workshop

Sat-Sun, Oct 13-14, 10am-5pm                                 

Instructor: Marne Ryan

Where: The Crucible
1260 7th St,  Oakland CA 94607
Close to West Oakland BART

Fee for MAG members: $375
Fee for non MAG members: $425
Fee includes metal costs

Pre-registration and payment in full required by Sept 13 to ensure participation. Register by filling out the online registration form and clicking on the Submit button to pay via Paypal. Last day to cancel for full refund is Sept 13.

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Workshop Description

This workshop is designed to expand one’s knowledge in texturing and patterning sterling through fire. Fusing sterling silver sheet and wire into rich textures and patterns. Finished sheets may be used in making earrings, rings, bangles, cuffs and pendants. Students will also learn framing options and fusing gold onto finished textures.


MARNE RYAN, an independent studio artist, is a recipient of the Rolex Award for excellence in metals, an American finalist in the DeBeers Diamond competition and a multiple award winner in the Japanese Pearl competitions. She has been exploring and teaching the process of making textures through fire since 1976. Her jewelry and vessels have been exhibited in the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia. Her work is in the permanent collection of The American Craft Museum in New York, and is shown at The Philadelphia Museum and The Smithsonian Craftshows, Signature Stadtischaan Museum in Germany and The Kalmar Museum in Sweden. Articles on her work include Ornament Magazine, Lapidary Journal and the books Contemporary American Jewelry Design, by Ettagale Blauer, and Fold Forming Techniques, by Charles Lewton- Brain. She has produced and published an instructional DVD set called “Organic Metals.”

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