The focus of the class is to expand design awareness through technique.
We will design and create a matching set; earrings and ring, pendant and cufflinks, etc. The objects themselves do not necessarily need to be identical to create a thematic or design element that runs through the pieces.
For example, earrings shaped round with an acid etched plate in the center, and a pendant that is square, but with the same finish. A cufflink set that has a city outline cut out on one, and embossed on the other. The use of different shapes speaks differently about the personality of a piece, for example, curves create a fluid sense, and angular lines can create an edgy or contemporary look.
Conceptual approach needs to be tempered with structural elements – if you are designing a sculptural piece, is it a functional design? I.e. is it wearable?
Course Fee $440
251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
A 10% discount is applies to a second course when booking more than one course. A further discount of 15% is applied to a third course.
3 hours of benchtime are included with each class. Bench time is available every Tuesday 6pm - 9pm and some Saturday afternoons 2:30pm - 5:30pm. Blocks of benchtime are available as well as an hourly rate. The studio is also available for benchtime by appointment.
Steve Riley is an artist and jeweler with 14 years experience in the jewelry industry, he has exhibited his work throughout the U.K and New York.
Originally from England Steve Riley received his BA Honers from UCE Birmingham, UK. He sold his art and jewelry creations from his store front workshop in Bristol, UK and taught jewelry making at a local studio. Steve Riley moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2003 where he continues to create art and jewelry from his home studio.
I have the need to create. My art and Jewelry have the appearance of being dug up from the ground, something that looks like it has a history. I am particularly drawn to organic forms and I have a tendency to incorporate unorthodox materials.