Findings Jewelry Symposium
June 8 - 11, 2017
Love jewelry? The Jewelry Symposium is for you! Learn from renowed artists and network with other jewelry enthusiasts to explore the intersection between contemporary and traditional jewelry methods. A great blend of classes, demonstrations, artist talks and a catered panel lunch discussion - you can spend the whole weeked or just come for an individual session.
Don't miss the Jewelry Trunk Show on Sat, June 10 from 6 - 7:30pm
to see symposium artists' work and purchase something to wear home!
Guest artists include:
Pat Robinson Schmidt
In addition to classes with the above instructors, programming includes demonstrations, artist talks, panel discussions, and time for networking.
Click "more info" to see a Schedule at a Glance
and Registration info.
Artwork by Michael Boyd
SCHEDULE at a GLANCE
CLASS: Integrating Stone & Metal
| 2 days | Michael Boyd
CLASS: Infusing Digital Fabrication Techniques into a Traditional Studio Practice
| 2 days | Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro
CLASS: Rebel Neckpieces
| 1 day | Casey Sheppard
ARTIST TALK: Case of the Nomads
| 5:30pm | Casey Sheppard
: 1 day | Pat Robinson Schmidt
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Influences, Evolutions & the Work
| 5:30 pm | Michael Boyd
ARTIST TALK: Your Unique Voice
| 9am | Jennifer Merchant
ARTIST TALK: Analogous
| 10am | Vincent Pontillo-Verastro
PANEL LUNCH: Technology Advancements in Design: Friend, Foe or Both?
| 11am | Micheal Boyd, Jennifer Merchant, & Vincent Pontillo-Verastro, pre-register for catered lunch
DEMONSTRATION: Cold Connections
| 1:15pm | Becky McDonah
ARTIST TALK: The Brooch: Ideation, Design, & Execution
| 2:30pm | Tedd McDonah
ARTIST TALK: Responsibility Supply Chain Sourcing & Sustainable Metalsmithing
| 3:45pm | Susan Crow
GROUP TRUNK SHOW
| 6 - 7:30pm
Come appreciate the exhibited work of the symposium artists and purchase something to wear home!
CLASS: Make it Move: Fabricating Mechanisms
| 1 day | Danny Saathoff
CLASS: Low-tech Metal Forming and Brooch Building
| 1 day | Tedd McDonah
CLASS: Alternative Casting
| 1 day | Becky McDonah
Registration for individual classes and symposium events is now open! See the Symposium Schedule by clicking HERE and call the Art Colony today to register.
SPONSORSHIP & GRANT SUPPORT:
Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild
Findings Jewelry Symposium is sponsored by the Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild whose mission is to educate the public about handmade jewelry, while promoting the work of their members. Click here
for more information or if you'd like to become a member.
Minnesota State Arts Board
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Jewelry Symposium Booklet