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.


Think Like Calder: Linear Jewelry for the Neck
 With Paulette Werger
 13 August 2014 - 15 August 2014
  
 Forge, taper, fuse, solder and combine these techniques to create jewelry for the neck. Students can make a collar, a multi element neckpiece, pendant with tapers, forged or twisted elements -- think like Alexander Calder, in line, volume and form.
  
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Metal as Line: Forge Fuse Taper Fabricate for the Hand
 With Paulette Werger
 16 August 2014 - 17 August 2014
  
 Create graceful linear elements from silver wire that can be transformed into elegant pieces of finished jewelry for the hand and wrist including tapered rings, forged bangle bracelets, twisted wire cuffs and more!
  
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Landscape of the Holiday Table: Flatware Design and Fabrication
 With Paulette Werger
 14 November 2014 - 16 November 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 14 October 2014
  
 This workshop focuses on the design and creation of objects for dining. Make a variety of spoons, salad servers, or flatware. Techniques such as forging, forming, fabrication and surface embellishment will be demonstrated.
  
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