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The Craft Guild of Dallas not only has state of the art studios and equipment, we are proud to have amazing  guest instructors from all across the country, and indeed around the world, come to give expert workshops on techniques that are cutting edge in all disciplines. Listed here are our upcoming guest artist workshops. Grab your spot soon as these workshops are limited and always fill quickly!

 


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Jayne Redman

Keumboo

Keum-boo is a beautiful and cost effective technique used to bond pure gold and silver to the surface of jewelry and hollowware. In this workshop you will learn all the basics: rolling your own 24k gold or fine silver foil, applying it to three dimensional, flat, and textured metal surfaces, and techniques for finishing. Jayne will demonstrate unique ways she has developed to use this technique in production, as well as, one-of-a-kind work in silver and 18k gold. Students will create samples in class and may bring finished pieces to use this technique.. Students can bring their own or purchase gold and silver for projects from Jayne.

Jayne Redman is known for her unusual way of working with metal in three dimensions, often using multiples of the same shape to convey a single idea. Using nature as her inspiration she considers combinations of form and function, integrating mechanics with design and applying innovative engineering methods. How petals are attached to each other can generate an idea for an assembly process. Studying the curve of a leaf can lead to a new forming technique. The graceful bend of a flower stem can become an ear wire design.

September 12 - 13, 2019, 10:00am to 6:00pm, $350.00

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Jayne Redman

Tools and Jigs for Multiples

This workshop will focus on ways to make tools and jigs to form three dimensional shapes and unique findings including ear wires, linkage systems, and clasps. You will make a series of tools that will give you time saving ways of measuring, cutting, connecting and forming sheet and wire accurately in coils or circles and straight lengths. You will make several variations of jigs for single and reverse curve ear wires and linkage systems of your own design. These methods can also be used for perfectly duplicating cloisonné wires.  You will also learn how to draw wire down from a larger diameter to a smaller one, work hardening the wire to make it suitable for unique findings that will retain their shape.

Jayne Redman is known for her unusual way of working with metal in three dimensions, often using multiples of the same shape to convey a single idea. Using nature as her inspiration she considers combinations of form and function, integrating mechanics with design and applying innovative engineering methods. How petals are attached to each other can generate an idea for an assembly process. Studying the curve of a leaf can lead to a new forming technique. The graceful bend of a flower stem can become an ear wire design.

September 14 - 16, 2019, 10:00am to 6:00pm, $475.00

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Gail Stouffer

Glass Is Your Canvas

Painters, printmakers, and photographers all tell a story on their canvas. The viewer is drawn into their world through their ability to communicate visually. As glass workers, we too can communicate with the viewer by layering imagery to create visual richness and depth.

In this workshop, we’ll concentrate on the 7 most important image-making techniques to utilize on the glass canvas.Students will work with glass enamels, glass paints, glass powders, micas, stencil cutters and frisket, and specialty films. We’ll thoroughly cover and utilize the following printmaking techniques; 1) SCREEN PRINTING; making your own screens the easy way 2) AIRBRUSHING; different tools and which work for each application 3) PHOTO RESIST; different films and why each works 4) POWDER PRINTING; easy shortcuts to great images 5) CUSTOM DECALS; decals, tints, and sources 6) DIRECT PAINTING; how, why, and when to do it 7) MASKING AND STENCILING; making your own custom stencils and masks. All supplies included!

Gail teaches workshops in kiln formed glass and metal clay jewelry at her relaxed and happy studio in the Texas Hill Country, as well as at various venues around the country. She also proudly serve as the Director of Educational Content (and part owner) of KilnFrog.com, an online resource for kiln education, equipment, and supplies, serving the glass, metals, blacksmithing and clay communities.

Her artwork can be seen and purchased at Texcetera Gallery, in the Texas Hill Country town of Johnson City. You can also purchase her artwork and jewelry directly through this website!

Sept. 26th - 29th, 2019 10:00am to 6:00pm $675.00

$650.00 if registered before Aug. 15th!

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Embellishing Jewelry with Handmade Prong Settings

Through fabrication methods and proper soldering techniques, students will learn how create a wire prong setting to trap objects in their jewelry. We’ll also learn a variety of soldering techniques (such as sheet & wire applique, open filigree wire work, and simple kinetics) which will help students add surprising and delightful details to their work. Many other short cuts, tips & tricks, and techniques will be covered as we go along! Soldering small to large components will be a major part of this class. Students should be prepared with ideas of jewelry designs they want to complete or the instructor can give assignments. Please note: We will only be using a torch with two gases in this class, such as the Meco torch. Be prepared to have a mind-blowing experience time working with this tool!

Joanna received her A.A.S. in Jewelry Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1997.  She has been a self-employed studio jeweler for 20 years, selling her work at craft & jewelry galleries and fine craft shows in the US. She has authored four books on making jewelry (all published by Lark Books), and her work been included in numerous publications, such as Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament Magazine, 20th Century Jewelers, and 500 Wedding Rings. She teaches jewelry making for metalsmithing groups, Craftsy.com, and craft schools, such as Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and Haystack Craft School.

November 8-10, 2019, 10:00am to 6:00pm, $495.00

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Anne Cameron

Scarf Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Come for the Day and Go Home with a Scarf! Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop with Anne Cameron. Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom. In this workshop, participants go through the entire weaving process, start to finish, and they get to take their handwoven scarf home at the end of the day. Participants learn how to warp their loom, weave, and finish the scarf. No experience is necessary. Everyone gets a (limited) choice of colors, but Anne chooses the yarn (to make it fast and easy and less daunting for beginners). Everything needed is supplied, though it’s helpful to bring a pair of scissors. A $40.00 supply fee is to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop. Bring your lunch.

Anne loves combining colors, textures, and fibers in unusual ways to create one-of-a-kind wearable art.  She designs and weaves scarves, shawls, garments, accessories and woven jewelry, as well as household linens and other functional textiles.  Her work has been displayed at galleries in Dallas, Texas, and Taos, New Mexico.  See more at TisséDesigns.com.  

Anne teaches hand weaving on both rigid heddle and floor looms, and shibori dyeing at her home studio and other locations in and around Dallas.  For more information, email her at TisseWovens@gmail.com or see her Events page at TisseDesigns.com.

Jan. 18th, 2020 10:00am to 5:00 pm $175.00

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