Happy students!

Happy students!

Studio space with lots of light!

Studio space with lots of light!

 

 visiting instructors

"Silveramics" Jewelry workshop at Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

"Silveramics" Jewelry workshop at Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

MARCH 18 - 24, 2018 - "Silveramics" Jewelry - at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  A Collaborative Workshop Taught by Husband and Wife Team, Molly Sharp and David Voorhees, Potter!  Total of 12 spots - TWO SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE - Double occupancy

 Broaden your horizons by creating elements in both clay and metal in this beautiful part of the world.  Incorporate pebbles, beach glass and ceramic shards.  Learn metalsmithing techniques to create sterling silver beads and experiment with the use of overglazes and gold and silver lustres on sea glass and ceramic to design unusual and picante jewelry to take home.  $1,850 plus air fare.  Room, breakfast and lunch included.   Contact www.haciendamosaico.com for more information and to register.

Silveramics toggle necklace

Silveramics toggle necklace

Beautiful studio space at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Beautiful studio space at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Pebble Jewelry Workshop with Molly Sharp
February 21 (Wednesday) from 10 AM to 4PM
Held at The Gallery at Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC (30 south of Asheville)

Pebble Jewelry - Student work

Pebble Jewelry - Student work

This one-day workshop is back by popular demand.  Learn how to drill pebbles and transform them into beautiful pieces of jewelry using sterling silver.  No experience necessary.  Limited to 8 students.  

  • $125 plus $25 materials fee.

  • Held at The Gallery at Flat Rock in Flat Rock, NC.

  • Contact Suzanne Ball at info@galleryflatrock.com to register.


Beginning / Independent Workshop with Molly Sharp
April 21 & 22 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Molly's Studio, Zirconia, NC

Pierced pendant with set stone and spinner ring

Pierced pendant with set stone and spinner ring

Ring with bezel set stone

Ring with bezel set stone

Whether you're a beginner or just need some studio time, this workshop's  for you.  Learn basic silversmithing skills including sawing, filing, soldering, stone setting, forming, texturing and much more.  OR, just come and Molly will help you work out your own designs.  Bring your own tools and materials or use Molly's  Limited to 5 students.

  • $225 plus a $6 lab fee and materials

  • Held at 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790

  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space

  • Contact Molly Sharp at mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com to register


Five-Element Necklace with Instructors
Molly Sharp, Meredith Middleton, Beth Carter and Jan Homan
June 23 & 24 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Molly Sharp's Studio, Zirconia, NC

Five element necklace

Five element necklace

This very uniques workshop is for all levels.  Learn four different techniques from four different instructors to create a stunning 30" necklace.  This fun and lively workshop will take you through all the steps you'll need to complete a very fashionable piece of jewelry.  Limited to 8 students.

  • $275 which includes all materials

  • Held at 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790

  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space

  • Contact Molly Sharp at mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com to register


Hollow Form Jewelry Workshop with Molly Sharp
July 14 & 15 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Molly's Studio, Zirconia, NC

 

Sample of a Hollow Form pendant

Sample of a Hollow Form pendant

Some metalsmithing experience is necessary for this workshop.  Using your basic skills and techniques, Molly will help you construct one or two hollow form pendants.  These are fun and challenging projects and you'll leave with a real sense of accomplishment as well as some beautiful pieces of jewelry.  People will say "How did you DO that?!"  Limited to 5 students.

  • $250 plus a $6 lab fee and materials ($35 to $50)

  • Held at 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790

  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space

  • Contact Molly Sharp at mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com to register

A $50 check is to be made out to Molly Sharp and mailed to 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790.  Want to pay with PayPal?  Find Molly at mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com.

TESTIMONIALS

"I was very impressed that a rank beginner, under Molly's skillful teaching, create two projects in two days,with a little time left over for further experimentation - a great experience.”  Peggy O’Connor

“There are many reasons why I love taking jewelry workshops with Molly.  She has a well organized studio; she's close by; I always learn a new technique; and take home a finished piece of jewelry.”  Viola Spells

"Molly offers a kind, supportive, and an amazing learning experience when it comes to jewelry making!"   Allison Ratterree

"Instructive, challenging, dynamic and rewarding and so much fun with the other students and Molly."  Sheri Dougherty

"Molly's workshops are so focused on fine tuning craftsmanship that I never feel I've left without having added skills to take home with me. Being surrounded by other artists who have similar interests boosts my creative juices, and I always go home rejuvenated and ready to work."  Ellen Cowne

"I always enjoy taking classes with Molly.  When class begins, she is prepared with well-written instructions, and her teaching style is great for all skill levels.  Molly's studio is a lovely environment for creating!  It is spacious, bright and equipped to provide the right learning environment.  An additional treat is the camaraderie and supportive atmosphere that develops among the students and Molly in the classes!"   Candy Emerson

 

Hollow form pendant

Hollow form pendant

I’ve been teaching jewelry making workshops in metals for over 20 years. Word has it that I have a knack for teaching.  All I know is that I love doing it!  I share everything I know adding lots of tips and tricks along the way.  My work is fabricated (constructed) entirely from sheet and wire and I work primarily in sterling silver.  I love natural pebbles which I find on beaches, lakes, streams and rivers all over the U.S. and Europe.  These are incorporated in many of my pieces; either set in bezels or drilled with diamond encrusted drill bits.

There are various classes and workshops available throughout the year. Read below for the listings.

Molly Sharp Studio, Zirconia, North Carolina

Workshops in my studio are limited to five students.

Cost:  $250 plus materials and a $6 lab fee.

Please register by emailing Molly at mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com or calling 828-698-8775

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration.  Please mail checks to:  Molly Sharp, 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790

All tools and materials will be provided or bring your own.

Silveramics earrings

Silveramics earrings

Gallery at Flat Rock Pebble Jewelry Workshop

Spinner Rings

Spinner Rings

Crescent Roll Bead

Crescent Roll Bead

Six element bracelet

Six element bracelet

Silveramics Jewelry necklace

Silveramics Jewelry necklace