October 19, 2018 - Free Form Pod Necklace - Flux Metal Arts - Mentor, Ohio
Using sterling silver sheet, students will construct a three-sided free-form hollow form pod pendant. Light as air, yet structurally sturdy, this elegant piece has been inspired by natures beauty. With the use of patterned brass plates or skeleton leaves and a rolling mill, students will emboss a texture onto the silver sheet before sawing, filing and soldering the three sides. Be warned, this is not as easy as it appears as much manipulation is involved. To complete the piece, a decorative bale will be constructed from wire and soldered to one side of the completed pod.
Some metalsmithing experience is required for this one-day skill building class.
Class Fee: $150 Materials Fee: $20 payable to the instructor
October 20 & 21, 2018 - Pebble Jewelry with Molly Sharp - Flux Metal Arts, Mentor, Ohio - Wait list only
Have you ever collected smooth pebbles, ceramic shards or sea glass from beaches and then wondered what to do with them? This course offers the perfect solution! Using traditional silversmithing techniques, students will drill these materials using diamond drill bits, then transform them into unique pieces of jewelry. Sterling silver will be used to fabricate each piece using techniques including sawing, filing, forming, stone setting, riveting, soldering and texturing with the use of the rolling mill. Tools will be available for use. This 2 day workshop is limited to only eight students.
All levels are welcome. (Ages 18 & up)
Class Fee: $300
Materials Fee: $30 - $40 payable to the instructor (based on materials used)
Students are required to bring: Small pebbles, ceramic shards and/ or sea glass, notebook and pen/pencil, Ultra fine tipped Sharpie pen, Optical magnification, safety glasses, dust masks, & a shallow bowl or pan for holding water in which to drill pebbles
September 29 - October 2, 2018
Silveramics Jewelry at North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN
See Description below under Hacienda Mosaico
October 27 & 28, 2018
Basics and Beyond - Beginning to Intermediate Metalsmithing
This two-day weekend workshop will cover many of the basic metalsmithing techniques to get you started or for you to practice. Learn or improve your sawing, soldering, filing, stone setting and piercing skills. Molly will guide you through the overwhelming use of tools including the flexible shaft, rolling mill and various hammers, pliers, cutter, soldering equipment and so much more. Come with your own designs in mind or leave it up to her to provide you with projects. You will leave with at least two or three completed pieces of jewelry.
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
December 1 & 2, 2018
Christmas Present Making / Independent Study / Mentor Workshop
This is a fun and lively workshop for anyone who either wants to learn some basic metalsmithing skills while making Christmas gifts for family and friends (or themselves), or for more advanced students who want to do the same. Projects will be assigned as necessary or get carried away with your own creations. Molly will always be at hand to help the process along. Tools and materials can be supplied or bring your own. This workshop is limited to six students.
$200 plus a $6 lab fee (plus materials purchased from Molly)
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. Made payable to Molly Sharp and mailed to 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790. PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the "Friends and Family" button.
Contact Molly Sharp at email@example.com to register
January 27 - February 2, 2019 - Silveramics Jewelry Workshop - at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A Collaborative Workshop Taught by Husband and Wife Team, Molly Sharp and David Voorhees. Total of 12 spots - 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
"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
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
Please register by emailing Molly at email@example.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.