Friday, September 13th, 9:30-5:30pm
Richard Salley is back for a weekend of workshops starting with this one-day Belt Buckle class!
Belt Buckles may not fit perfectly into the category of jewelry, but they can certainly be considered wearable pieces of art.
In this full day workshop you will learn to make a very personalized belt buckle for yourself or a special someone. Although the examples shown here are decidedly Western in look, your challenge will be to a create a buckle that reflects your own aesthetic.
The common elements will be to have a pierced brass overlay and edge embellishments……beyond that, the design choices are up to you.
Buckles are a great way to showcase a special stone, coin or found object. Plenty of examples of non-Western buckles can be found with a simple Google search.
A list of suggested materials and tools to bring will be sent out a few weeks prior to the workshop. A material fee will also be payable to Richard at the time of class, TBD.
This class is not for the beginner. Students should have a basic understanding of fabrication and soldering techniques. Please practice safety in the studio: safety glasses, aprons, tie long hair back and wear close toed shoes.
Bring a bag lunch for a short break.
*PLEASE NOTE: If you need to cancel your registration for this workshop a full refund will only be given if you contact us one full month prior to the class. If you cancel with less than a months notice you will receive a credit for half of the workshop price to be used toward a future offering. If you cancel with less than a weeks notice no refund or credit will be given.
Richard Salley began working with metal in 1969 as an assistant to Carmel, California metal sculptor Malcom Moran. His metal working experience turned to 'found object jewelry' after taking a workshop with Keith LoBue in 2002.
Richard recently retired from teaching in public schools to devote more time to his art and teaching workshops around the country. His interests include digital art, mixed media collage/assemblage, sculpture and jewelry.
Richard's work has been featured in ‘Belle Armoire Jewelry’, ‘Art Jewelry’ and ‘Jewelry Artist’ magazines, Susan Lenart-Kazmer’s book ‘Making Connections’, ‘Steel Wire Jewelry' by Brenda Schweder, 'Steampunk Style Jewelry' by Jean Campbell and 'Metal Style' by Karen Dougherty.