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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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
 Create a matching set of Chain Maille jewelry including a sterling silver bracelet, pendant and pair of earrings in a day!
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January 14, 2015
 Soldering Solutions
 Need to improve your soldering skills? Seeking guidance on setting up a home soldering station? This comprehensive course focuses on developing students' skills to gain confidence in planning, executing, and troubleshooting soldered connections.
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January 23, 2015
 Mold Making and Casting
 Lost wax casting can be a time and money saving experience. Learn to make molds, sprue, invest, and finish models, to be cast in silver. Students will gain a clear understanding of what will work well and be cost effective in a production environment.
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February 21, 2015
 Introduction to Jewelry Making
 This condensed exploration of metalworking fundamentals is perfect for those who have always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Saw, anneal, solder, file, texture, solder inlay, and more while creating one-of-a-kind jewelry!
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