• Poison Ring

    w/Richard Salley

  • Friday, September 15th, 9:30-4:30 pm

    As most know, poison rings have a type of container usually hidden under a bezel or a gemstone. This container could actually be used to hold poison or another substance. Such discreet - not to mention fashionable - means of hiding such fatal liquids has inspired countless stories of assassins and jealous spouses having the ultimate revenge.

    But the secret of poison rings is that it has never really been documented to be used to actually poison people. These rings came from India and the Far East by way of the Holy Relic trade in the Middle Ages. And really, the containers were used as containers. People treated them as lockets - used to hold either a lock of hair or a hand painted picture of their lover or some other loved one. In a time when robbery was prevalent, these rings provided the ultimate safe for your cherished keepsakes. 

    Learn to make one of these fabulous rings with returning guest instructor, Richard Salley, and see what kind of uses you can find for it...whether nefarious or benign. 

    A list of suggested materials and tools to bring will be sent out a few weeks prior to the workshop. A material kit of $30 will also be payable to Richard at the time of class. More info to follow. 

    This class is not for beginners. 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. Coffee and water provided. Fridge and microwave available. 

    *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.

  • $275.00

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