The Joy Metalsmithing:
Instructor: Sylvia Dawe
- Tuesday, July 25
- Wednesday, July 26
- Thursday, July 27
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. each day
Class Fee: $150 members/$200 non-members
- $20 Includes copper & brass materials
- Option to buy silver from instructor
Ages: 15+ (15 to 17 with adult)
All tools provided
Learn the basics of metalsmithing while you create your very own Spinner ring (also known as a Fiddle Ring), which is a ring made of one moving component securely over a base ring that allows the wearer to spin and move one part of the ring. You will also learn what tools are required and how to use them. You are guaranteed to will leave with at least 1 piece of jewelry ready to wear. No experience necessary!
Rings will be made of copper &/or brass, with the option of purchasing sterling silver materials from the instructor at an additional cost.
For Sylvia Dawe, what began as a casual interest in metalwork and jewelry design has bloomed into a full-time vocation, avocation and joyful enterprise. The pursuit of her passion now involves retailing her handcrafted jewelry and teaching metalwork classes at OCAF, Lyndon House, and through private lessons. She also continues to hone her skills by attending various classes and workshops.
Sylvia finds inspiration for her creations in nature, sentiment & architecture and then fabricates them from materials including metals, beads, found objects, recycled materials, feathers, bone, shell and other mixed media. Retailing under the name SD Designs, her unique, handcrafted jewelry is now sold locally at OCAF and Pearl Girls (on Hawthorne in Athens) as well as throughout the State in Townsend, Savannah and on St. Simons Island.