Sculptural Jewelry: Found, Recycled and Locally Sourced with Jesse Bert

Workshop  /  Making   Technics   ProfessionalPractice  /  12 Dec 2019  -  14 Dec 2019
Published: 02.08.2019
Sculptural Jewelry: Found, Recycled and Locally Sourced with Jesse Bert.
Armory Art Center
Lisa Johnson
DEADLINE: 15/11/2019
Jesse Bert with his students..
Jesse Bert with his students.

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Learn steps to use unique, repurposed or dissimilar materials. Using procedures for perforating, mounting, or connecting them. Jesse will demonstrate the use of rivets and hand fabricating of a pin back and clasp for brooches.
This dynamic workshop will start with a field trip to look for unique materials. Students can begin with a design, select distinct materials, and complete the composition or be inspired by materials and consider the best way to build the composition.

Come join this great workshop which will be the Kick-Off of the Radical Jewelry Make-Over Symposium to be hosted by the Armory Art Center!

When: 12th, 13th, 14th of December, 2019. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 9:30 am - 4:30 pm / each day.
Cost: $410 USD (Lab Fee $40 USD).
Language: Workshop taught in English or Spanish.

For complete information about tool list or other questions please contact the Armory Art Center directly:

About the teacher:
Mexico based artist Jesse Bert holds a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from RIT in New York, and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from ECU in North Carolina. 3 years spent as an apprentice in a tool and die shop before beginning university gave Jesse a strong interest and appreciation for fine hand made tools, which he now uses to embellish his work with delicate texture and design. Over the past 13 years, Jesse has taught metalsmithing and jewelry techniques to students of all skill levels at his own studio in San Miguel de Allende, as well as annual workshops in other cities around the world. Jesse is an adjunct professor at the Technological Institute of Monterrey in Guadalajara. Some prestigious venues where his work has shown include the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City, and the Museum of Art and Design in NYC. In 2014 he was a fellow at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts residency program, and in 2019 he participated in a 2-month residency working with a world-renowned German instrument builder.
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Jesse Bert
Jesse Bert. Pendant: Desert Day, 2018. Copper, Silver, Enamel, Stone, Wood. 10 x 5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Omar Avilez. Jesse Bert
Pendant: Desert Day, 2018
Copper, Silver, Enamel, Stone, Wood
10 x 5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Omar Avilez
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