WORKSHOP “Concrete, Steel & Color” by Josephine Jones
Saturday May 24, 2014 ~ Into the heART RETREAT ~ Harrison, BC
Students will have a blast with me learning to mix, mold and color concrete! Once our molds have cured, we will play with cold enamels and patinas to add juicy colors. Then we will entrap our creations by forming a steel frame and assembling our finished treasures into keepsake pendants to wear with pride.
Mostly self-taught, Jo is a mixed media artist who’s been creating her entire life. Part environmentalist, part fashionista, she started her creative path with sewing and painting. With her love for metal, her path veered towards jewelry, and her recent pieces are a compilation of soldering and cold connections using recycled cans.
She is drawn to discarded items radiating nature’s patina. Crazy about color and texture, and taking it to the next level, she incorporates soldering, casting, fold forming and enameling to add layers to her designs.
With an organic bohemian vibe, her one of a kind works include jewelry and accessories made from found, re-purpose and salvaged stuff. Jo also crafts personal family heirlooms into wearable memories.
She teaches locally, is on the Ice Resin® design team, was an ambassador for Bernina, and will be teaching at Into the heArt art retreat in 2014. She’s been featured in Daily Candy, Celebrate Green Eco blog, Antisteez, OM times online and is being published in Jewelry Affaire magazine in January 2014. She’s attended Artfest and Bead & Button Show.
Jo lives in South Florida with her husband, cats and chickens. She loves to travel and pick up treasures along the way! www.shopjomama.com
Class kit is $25 and includes:Concrete, Steel wire, Steel wool, Molding putty, Cup and spoon, & Glove.
Supply list: Students should bring: Hammer, Bench block, Sturdy pliers without teeth (for steel, not fine jewelers pliers), Files, Embossing gun (if you have one), Pad and paper to sketch designs, Small items to mold.
Students may also bring: crystals, gems, beads, glitter, charms, trinkets, found objects, silicone molds, chains or ribbon to embellish, to use in your project.
Student registration BEGINS Sept 21, 2013