Mr. J. Fred Woell

J. Fred Woell is a well-respected teacher, PMC® Guild Senior Instructor, accomplished artist, and jewelry designer from Deer Isle, Maine. Woell's career as an educator includes academic positions at Boston University, Swain School of Design, Haystack, and SUNY/New Paltz, as well as hundreds of workshops. He has work in the permanent collections of the American Craft Museum, Renwick Gallery, Contemporary Museum of Honolulu, Detroit Institute of Art and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum.

You may read more about Fred on the Tyler School of Art website, and also in a transcript of an interview on the Smithsonian Institute's Archives of American Art website.

Fred has written many articles about PMC for the Studio PMC newsletter, which you can view on the Newlsetter pages of the PMC Guild's website.

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November 23, 2014
 Spinning Rings
 Would you like your jewelry to do something? Join us for this workshop where we will make a ring that spins!
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December 06, 2014
 Hollow Metal Clay Hoop Earrings
 Learn to make unique hollow form silver hoop earrings. This technique allows for larger, yet lightweight, metal clay pieces.
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December 12, 2014
 Knitted Bracelets
 

This process-oriented class is an introduction to knitting with wire, and will cover resources, materials and design ideas for successful knit bracelets using beautifully colored copper art wire.

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December 13, 2014
 Creative Cuffs
 Create a unique cuff bracelet while learning essential jewelry-making skills. Leah will teach students about roller printing, hammer texturing, sawing, drilling, and riveting as she guides everyone step-by-step through the project.
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December 19, 2014
 Chain Maille Jewelry: Persephone Weave
 Classic chain maille gets a modern update with the Persephone pattern. This workshop focuses on creating a matching set consisting of a bracelet, pendant and pair of earrings.
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