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Joyce J. Scott, Queen of Beads, comes to Metalwerx
It is the season of the Queen of Beadwork. With three concurrent solo shows, Joyce J. Scott, the Baltimore based, globe trotting, world famous, African American bead artist modestly refers to all this attention as merely ?a real whirlwind.? If one is familiar with her extensive and varied catalog, an underplayed remark such as this is […]

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October 24, 2014
 Improvisational and Sculptural Beadwork
 This is a special opportunity to study with internationally renowned artist Joyce J. Scott, often referred to as the "Queen of Beadwork." The goal is to help students learn to experiment with the Peyote stitch, both flat and dimensionally.
October 30, 2014
 Dichroic Glass and Silver Metal Clay
 Add a bit of sparkle to metal clay designs with dichroic glass! Firing schedules, glass compatibility, hand polishing and fire polishing glass, setting/embedding glass into metal clay, and finishing techniques will be demonstrated.
October 31, 2014
 Microfolding & Argentium Sterling Silver
 Microfolding (corrugation) offers endless possibilities for creativity through texturing and forming, resulting in light but strong forms. When fold forming techniques are combined with corrugated metal, the metal is "microfolded".
November 08, 2014
 Miniature Holloware
 When it comes to hammers and stakes, there is only one thing better than owning a set of Fretz tools--learning to make the most of them from the master and maker himself. Study how to work with Fretz tools to create miniature bottles or hollowware.
November 10, 2014
 Fretz, Foredom, and Fabulous Stone Sale
 Don't miss this opportunity to stock up on metalworking tools and supplies, precious and semi-precious gemstones, gem beads, and cabochons sold by three fantastic regional suppliers: Bill Fretz, Foredom, as well as Robert and Sophie Berzofsky.
November 14, 2014
 Landscape of the Holiday Table: Flatware Design and Fabrication
 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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