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Linking a Life: Creating a Personal Story Chain Instructor: Ken Bova March 23 & 24, 2013 10 am – 5 pm In this workshop we combine personal charms, talismans, photos, souvenirs, family mementos, and an assortment of linking mechanics to create a one-of-a-kind autobiographical chain of events. The class will cover cold connections, clasp mechanics, how to make tiny frames for capturing images, and unique ways to utilize found objects to trigger, enhance, and compliment the stories told through personal objects. Some basic jewelry skills are useful but not necessary. Expect to tell some tales, make lots of connections, and link together a personal story chain. Course #S133234 $275.
Ken Bova is a studio jeweler who made his home in Montana for the past 30 years. He currently teaches jewelry and enameling as a Professor at East Carolina University. He taught at Montana State University for over 20 years and has presented workshops nationwide at such venues as Penland, Haystack, Arrowmont, and Idyllwild. He is a Past President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and served on the board of directors from 2002 to 2006.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Art Museum Renwick Gallery, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Racine Art Museum, Racine Wisconsin among others. He is a recipient of a Montana Arts Council Fellowship and his work has been published in American Craft, Metalsmith, and Ornament magazines. He is represented by Facere Jewelry Arts in Seattle, WA: www.facerejewelryart.com
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