Paulette Werger

Paulette is a metalsmith and teacher from Lebanon, New Hampshire. She works in a variety of materials including high karat gold, platinum, precious stones, sterling silver, and pewter. Her work is exhibited and sold both nationally and internationally through museums and galleries. She has offered workshops on a number of topics, including conquering the fear of gold, pewtersmithing, keum-boo, surface embellishment, and Ashante casting.

Paulette currently serves as a board member for the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, Massachusetts, and formerly for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She works at her cooperative studio, Metalpeople East, which supports four metalsmiths with a common use of tools and space.

Beyond Calder: Focus on Kinetics
 With Paulette Werger
 19 August 2015 - 21 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 19 July 2015
 Focus on interesting points of connection such as junctures, links, pivot points and cantilevers to join line and create forms that move with the body. Forge, taper, fuse, solder and combine these techniques to create flexible, kinetic jewelry.
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Earrings: Line Volume Form
 With Paulette Werger
 22 August 2015 - 23 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 22 July 2015
 Delve into the beauty and history of the earring with an eye on design and technical exploration. Learn about kinetics and discover a wide variety of earring styles with a focus on the use of wire and sheet to create volume and movement.
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May 23, 2015
 Metalwerx Open House
 Stop by to watch instructor demos, check out three mini-exhibitions, see our fully-stocked classroom, and hang out with staff, faculty, students, Studiomates and our hard-working community of volunteers!
May 24, 2015
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 Faceted Stones on Stackable Rings
 Size, solder, embellish and set faceted stones to create a set of sparkly stacking rings to wear home!
June 06, 2015
 Colorful Necklaces: Prismacolor Patinas
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 Bangle Bracelets with Metal Clay Charms
 Design and produce a number of personalized silver charms in metal clay. Students will also study basic metalworking techniques to form a silver bangle bracelet and securely add their charms so they can wear home a finished "armful" of jewelry.

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