Posted on | October 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
Resin Alchemy, Relics, Prayer boxes….and Creating your own Uncommon Objects in Jewelry
Embed magic into your work using a jewelry art form that is reminiscent and utilizes ideas of past cultures on relics, talismans and your own power.
You are invited to join me in a hands- on intensive 5 day retreat to learn, explore and construct jewelry components using and altering mixed media and uncommon objects while building practical metalworking skills in bronze and silver.
As a student you will build distinctive personal metal structures and learn practical skills such as soldering and brazing, cold connections, fabricating sheet metal and wire while incorporating altered mixed media objects into jewelry.
In many ancient cultures open and closed forms or containers are meant to hold special prayers, Talismans or messages, and bring them to fruition.
This 5-day workshop is March 9 through 14. All of the details are HERE.
Susan Lenart Kazmer
My work is real… It is energetic, sometimes figurative and always about real life. As a silversmith and artist of 20 years, I create pieces that reference history, as well as contemporary urban life. My work tells stories of real people living real life through the use of silver, metal, glass, resin, wood and other mixed-media materials. I create expressive pieces that come from heartwarming memories of my own or my collector’s lives, or from re-purposing objects and components in a manner that aid the owners of my pieces to take desired risks in their lives, or attract more abundance such as harmony, love and laughter into their world. These components can be raw in their authenticity, but always beautiful in their uniqueness.
RECENTLY – I’m the author of RESIN ALCHEMY, a best selling book which is my ten year body of work and compilation combining resin and metalwork, Also, author of Making Connections- A Handbook for Jewelers and Mixed Media Artists. I also create a best selling commercial line called, Industrial Chic and am working on a commercial line for the Emmys. My museum work is a series of circus troop figures that holds removable and wearable jewelry. In my work, I explore the way different cultures and people live, dress and pray and how these characteristics are incorporated onto their lives. I learned many ways on how people use and embed magic in their lives, all cultures use magic,….. even my own. I am a builder of Talismans, amulets and relics of all kinds…… I embed magic into my work.