Happy students!

Happy students!

  Studio space with lots of light! Can accommodate up to five students!

Studio space with lots of light! Can accommodate up to five students!


Flex Shaft Demystified - Two one-day workshops January 11 or January 12, 2019

Cost: $125 plus materials

 Learn what this guy can do for you!!

Learn what this guy can do for you!!

Silveramics Jewelry Workshop at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

January 27 - February 2, 2019 

A Collaborative Workshop Taught by Husband and Wife Team, Molly Sharp and David Voorhees.  Total of 12 spots - Double occupancy - 4 spots still available

  Molly Sharp and David Voorhees, instructors

Molly Sharp and David Voorhees, instructors

 When porcelain clay meets sterling silver and sterling silver meets porcelain clay, “Silveramics” is born.  Merging the respective media of clay and metal, this playful approach to jewelry making has been created by husband and wife team David Voorhees and Molly Sharp.

David starts off having students “play” with the fresh, colored porcelain clay and then teaches them how to combine the colors to create marbled elements of various shapes and sizes which are then molded into pieces that are fired, sanded and tumbled into a silky smooth surface. Students will also be making an assortment of beads and have a chance to paint colored slips (very wet clay) onto other pieces which will then be scratched through with tools (Scraffito) to create patterns and designs.  All these pieces get fired in a tiny kiln.

Molly will then show students how to drill holes into the fired porcelain pieces and ways to create and attach sterling silver findings and chains to make into bracelets, necklaces, pendants and earrings.  She’ll also demonstrate how to file, saw, form, texture and solder silver to create prong and bezel settings and other various components.  Each piece will be refined and finished to completion.  Students will complete at least four or five pieces during the week.  All materials and most tools will be provided by either Hacienda Mosaico or Molly and David.

While no prior experience with clay is necessary, some soldering experience is helpful but not required.   Students should have good eyesight or bring magnification.  $1,850 plus air fare.  Room, breakfast and lunch included.  Contact www.haciendamosaico.com or mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com for more information and to register. 

 Silveramics toggle necklace

Silveramics toggle necklace

  Happy students at work at Hacienda Mosaico

Happy students at work at Hacienda Mosaico


Working with Gold!! March 2 & 3, 2019, saturday and sunday Molly Sharp's Studio, Zirconia, NC (wait list only)

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If you have some metalsmithing experience and are ready to try your hand at working with gold, this workshop is for you. First, go through all your old or broken gold jewelry (14k or 18k only) and bring to class to melt down in a ceramic crucible. It will then be run through a rolling mill to create sheet. Each student will then fabricate a ring with their own gold and set a cabochon stone of their choice with 18k bezel wire. Sound like fune? Don't be afraid! Just do it!

$300 plus a $6 lab fee and the cost of 18k bezel wire.

Held at 2212 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space

Contact Molly Sharp at mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com to register

A $100 non-refundable deposit 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.


Beginning Metals Workshop - March 16 & 17, 2019, Saturday and sunday Molly Sharp's Studio, Zirconia, NC

 Crescent Roll Bead

Crescent Roll Bead

 Bezel set ring

Bezel set ring

Learn or renew your skills and techniques to fabricate sterling silver jewelry in this two-day workshop. You will be taught how to saw, file, form, solder, set a stone, pierce, rivet and roller print to create at least two finished pieces (projects will vary). Little or no experience is necessary for this class, but good eyesight or magnification is a must.

$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.


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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

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

  Silveramics Pendant

Silveramics Pendant

  Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta

Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta

  Silveramics Student Work

Silveramics Student Work