August 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mobile Museum of Art
Make three pairs of hand-forged sterling earrings including a leaf design, hammered circles, and swirled forged hoops. By the end of the workshop, you will have developed the skills for a new hobby and have earrings to gift to yourself and/or loved ones.
Additional sterling available for purchase if you wish to go home and make more!
This 4-hour workshop is a perfect opportunity to experience metalsmithing. The knowledge you gain in this workshop will expose you to basic skills used in jewelry making and will also be helpful for those who want to enhance their skills from previous classes. Clear demonstrations will be given to teach you to design, cut, forge, texture, solder, and polish your elegant earrings.
Beginners and intermediates welcome. Closed toed shoes required.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
10 am – 2 pm
About the artist:
Vaughn Millner is an artist, professional educator, therapist, and researcher, bringing her positive life perspective to her art. Using ancient and traditional metal working techniques, she infuses history and passion into contemporary art pieces. Vaughn’s jewelry is made of polished sterling silver, with some pieces oxidized to create a dark patina. Many pieces have an overlay of 18K or 23K gold and are enhanced by gems, enamels and other metals. From her studio on the Mobile-Tensaw River delta, she creates individually hand-fabricated pieces. Although some works are a part of a series, each piece is unique. She uses a wide range of time-honored techniques and materials. Her jewelry is intended to be unique, feel comfortable and transcend trends.