Enjoy an exploration of Qing Dynasty jewelry lead by San Diego metal artist Marianne Pickett as she shares items from her collection along with interesting stories about them. Dating from 1644 to 1912, the Qing period was China's last imperial dynasty and from the mythical Qilin to good luck bats, the symbolism and craftsmanship is amazing! Then watch as Anne Wolf demonstrates the use of a clever Japanese scoring tool and tells you how you can make one yourself. Read on for photos.
Due to popular demand and a lot of whining and silly excuses like "I have to work" and "I've been homeschooling my children" we've extended the Emerge deadline! Yay, more time! Here are just a few of the cool prizes up for grabs:
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All jewelry/metals arts artists to enter their work in Emerge - San Diego Jewelry Lab’s Juried Spring Exhibition. Pieces will be juried by Anne, Bette Barnett and Ame on craftsmanship, creativity and use of the theme and our panel of instructor judges will award prizes for the best submissions. Exhibition is open to metalsmiths worldwide. Work can be any size; wearable, functional, or sculptural; made within the last year. Get details and enter.
Click images to view larger. Our Sawing Circles have been filled with great info this month. On any given night you might find a jewelry metal arts presentation, see a useful tool tip, hear a great story, learn a new technique or just enjoy the good company of metal arts geeks like yourself. No RSVP is needed and you're always welcome to join us Tuesdays from 5-7pm Pacific time. See who's hosting each week and find the link on our Sawing Circle page.
May 20th from 5-6pm Pacific Daylight Time
Meet & Greet starts at 4:45pm.
Online via Zoom
Join us for an exploration of Qing Dynasty jewelry lead by San Diego metal artist Marianne Pickett. She'll share items from her collection along with interesting stories about them. Dating from 1644 to 1912, the Qing period was China's last imperial dynasty. We will also be sharing some work that wowed us from recent classes and a few best-of-the-best student tips & tricks. As always, stick around till the end for our lively Q&A discussion of all things metal arts. MAAA is a FREE weekly online metal arts live show. In this fun, interactive gathering we offer demos, share tips & tricks, feature work by artists and students from around the world, go on virtual studio tours, discuss historical metal arts traditions and share resources. You're invited to join in! Need help with a tricky soldering job? Wondering if a tip you saw really works? Want to give us a tour of your studio or recommend an instructor? Submit a question or segment idea and we'll follow up. Send it in!
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