Jul
6
Wed
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell’s book “Creative Stonesetting” @ Online
Jul 6 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell's book "Creative Stonesetting" @ Online

Zoom-Along Open Studio Project for John Cogswell’s “Creative Stonesetting”

TL;DR: Free Zoom studio series, as I work live through John’s consummate book on stone setting techniques, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening at 4:30 Pacific, registration required.

Recommended:

Don’t own Creative Stonesetting? Get a copy! I will not be sharing his book on screen – you’ll just be seeing my work guided by his writings.

While available in Kindle form, the hardcover format is much easier to follow. If working along, you may want to read ahead a bit at a time to know what tools and materials you want to have on hand.

The Details

What:

Join me for an online Zoom studio series, as I work my way from cover to cover through the numerous stone setting techniques found in John Cogswell’s amazing book “Creative Stonesetting”.

This’ll be a pretty casual affair, not a class, but I’ll be talking out the processes and challenges I run into, and you’ll see my progress (and likely many mistakes and learning opportunities) as I go. I’ve done most, but not all, of the settings before, some quite often, some only once or twice.

You’re welcome to work through it alongside me, or a session behind me, or pick and choose settings to try, or, hey, just sit home and eat popcorn while watching…whatever works for you. Drop in on occasion or show up every time. I’ll take troubleshooting questions as time permits.

Why:

I took my first John Cogswell workshop at Brookfield Craft Center, in early 2012, and since then have taken as many of his workshops as possible – some more than once – even traveling across the country to do so. In that time, he has become a beloved mentor and friend. His generosity in sharing his wealth of knowledge has had a radical impact on my own work and teaching methods.

After over 400 workshops spanning more than 30 years, John has finally retired, meaning my annual pilgrimage to see him at Arrowmont in Tennessee is at an end.

John would end each class with a wing-like flapping of his hands, telling us to go forth and pass on what we’ve learned.

I am as much a perpetual student as I am a perpetual teacher: By meticulously engaging with his text, I hope to solidify and improve my own skills. By sharing the process with others, I hope to do as John asks and share what I’ve learned.

When:

  • First and Third Wednesdays of every month, starting January 5th, 2022, til I make it through the whole book
  • Starts at 4:30 pm Pacific
  • Ends when I reach a good stopping point or feel like throwing tools across the room in frustration (targeting 2 to 3 hour sessions)

Registration:

  • No cost to participate, but you must register. Due to Zoom’s scheduling limitations, you’ll need to register for two events to attend all the sessions:

Recordings:

  • These WILL be recorded on my multi-camera rig, so by participating, you agree to let me use your image and/or voice
  • Recordings will be made public in whole or in part as my schedule permits

 

Find my other workshops at http://eclecticnaturejewelry.com/teaching/

John Cogswell Creative Stonesetting

Jul
16
Sat
Metalwerx – Clasps: From Simple to Structural (Virtual Workshop) – July 16-17, 2022 @ Virtual Zoom Class
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day

Sponsored by Metalwerx – Please register at https://metalwerx.com/class-detail/clasps-simple-structural

By creating custom clasps, jewelers can elevate the overall look and perceived value of their hand-crafted designs over manufactured components. This two-day hands-on virtual workshop begins with quick and easy enhancements for several wire-based clasps, such as hook-and-eye and toggle and then moves on to basic box clasps – more experienced students can focus on integrating them into larger hollow form objects. Day two concludes box clasps and demonstrates open keyhole clasps – a foundational skill to build upon if students go on to study enclosed keyhole clasps. By the end of session, students will have fabricated several sample clasps while gaining an understanding of how each style best serves their designs.

This course will consist of two sessions. Each session will consist of the following (all in Eastern Time):

  • Demonstrations and work time from 11:00AM to mid-day.
  • Off-camera lunch break or independent work time at mid-day.
  • Demonstrations and work time from mid-day to 6:30PM

          

Jul
20
Wed
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell’s book “Creative Stonesetting” @ Online
Jul 20 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell's book "Creative Stonesetting" @ Online

Zoom-Along Open Studio Project for John Cogswell’s “Creative Stonesetting”

TL;DR: Free Zoom studio series, as I work live through John’s consummate book on stone setting techniques, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening at 4:30 Pacific, registration required.

Recommended:

Don’t own Creative Stonesetting? Get a copy! I will not be sharing his book on screen – you’ll just be seeing my work guided by his writings.

While available in Kindle form, the hardcover format is much easier to follow. If working along, you may want to read ahead a bit at a time to know what tools and materials you want to have on hand.

The Details

What:

Join me for an online Zoom studio series, as I work my way from cover to cover through the numerous stone setting techniques found in John Cogswell’s amazing book “Creative Stonesetting”.

This’ll be a pretty casual affair, not a class, but I’ll be talking out the processes and challenges I run into, and you’ll see my progress (and likely many mistakes and learning opportunities) as I go. I’ve done most, but not all, of the settings before, some quite often, some only once or twice.

You’re welcome to work through it alongside me, or a session behind me, or pick and choose settings to try, or, hey, just sit home and eat popcorn while watching…whatever works for you. Drop in on occasion or show up every time. I’ll take troubleshooting questions as time permits.

Why:

I took my first John Cogswell workshop at Brookfield Craft Center, in early 2012, and since then have taken as many of his workshops as possible – some more than once – even traveling across the country to do so. In that time, he has become a beloved mentor and friend. His generosity in sharing his wealth of knowledge has had a radical impact on my own work and teaching methods.

After over 400 workshops spanning more than 30 years, John has finally retired, meaning my annual pilgrimage to see him at Arrowmont in Tennessee is at an end.

John would end each class with a wing-like flapping of his hands, telling us to go forth and pass on what we’ve learned.

I am as much a perpetual student as I am a perpetual teacher: By meticulously engaging with his text, I hope to solidify and improve my own skills. By sharing the process with others, I hope to do as John asks and share what I’ve learned.

When:

  • First and Third Wednesdays of every month, starting January 5th, 2022, til I make it through the whole book
  • Starts at 4:30 pm Pacific
  • Ends when I reach a good stopping point or feel like throwing tools across the room in frustration (targeting 2 to 3 hour sessions)

Registration:

  • No cost to participate, but you must register. Due to Zoom’s scheduling limitations, you’ll need to register for two events to attend all the sessions:

Recordings:

  • These WILL be recorded on my multi-camera rig, so by participating, you agree to let me use your image and/or voice
  • Recordings will be made public in whole or in part as my schedule permits

 

Find my other workshops at http://eclecticnaturejewelry.com/teaching/

John Cogswell Creative Stonesetting

Jul
30
Sat
Bellevue Downtown Arts Market (July 30-31, 2022) @ Bellevue, WA
Jul 30 – Jul 31 all-day

Bellevue Downtown Arts Market LogoPreviously known as the 6th Street Arts Fair, the BDA is an outdoor market of more than 100 regional artists artists – it runs on Saturday and Sunday, near its neighboring show, the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) ARTSfair, where some of you may have seen me in the past. Come visit me at booth C40, towards the NE 4th Street end of 6th Avenue, across from the Bellevue Towers.

Aug
3
Wed
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell’s book “Creative Stonesetting” @ Online
Aug 3 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell's book "Creative Stonesetting" @ Online

Zoom-Along Open Studio Project for John Cogswell’s “Creative Stonesetting”

TL;DR: Free Zoom studio series, as I work live through John’s consummate book on stone setting techniques, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening at 4:30 Pacific, registration required.

Recommended:

Don’t own Creative Stonesetting? Get a copy! I will not be sharing his book on screen – you’ll just be seeing my work guided by his writings.

While available in Kindle form, the hardcover format is much easier to follow. If working along, you may want to read ahead a bit at a time to know what tools and materials you want to have on hand.

The Details

What:

Join me for an online Zoom studio series, as I work my way from cover to cover through the numerous stone setting techniques found in John Cogswell’s amazing book “Creative Stonesetting”.

This’ll be a pretty casual affair, not a class, but I’ll be talking out the processes and challenges I run into, and you’ll see my progress (and likely many mistakes and learning opportunities) as I go. I’ve done most, but not all, of the settings before, some quite often, some only once or twice.

You’re welcome to work through it alongside me, or a session behind me, or pick and choose settings to try, or, hey, just sit home and eat popcorn while watching…whatever works for you. Drop in on occasion or show up every time. I’ll take troubleshooting questions as time permits.

Why:

I took my first John Cogswell workshop at Brookfield Craft Center, in early 2012, and since then have taken as many of his workshops as possible – some more than once – even traveling across the country to do so. In that time, he has become a beloved mentor and friend. His generosity in sharing his wealth of knowledge has had a radical impact on my own work and teaching methods.

After over 400 workshops spanning more than 30 years, John has finally retired, meaning my annual pilgrimage to see him at Arrowmont in Tennessee is at an end.

John would end each class with a wing-like flapping of his hands, telling us to go forth and pass on what we’ve learned.

I am as much a perpetual student as I am a perpetual teacher: By meticulously engaging with his text, I hope to solidify and improve my own skills. By sharing the process with others, I hope to do as John asks and share what I’ve learned.

When:

  • First and Third Wednesdays of every month, starting January 5th, 2022, til I make it through the whole book
  • Starts at 4:30 pm Pacific
  • Ends when I reach a good stopping point or feel like throwing tools across the room in frustration (targeting 2 to 3 hour sessions)

Registration:

  • No cost to participate, but you must register. Due to Zoom’s scheduling limitations, you’ll need to register for two events to attend all the sessions:

Recordings:

  • These WILL be recorded on my multi-camera rig, so by participating, you agree to let me use your image and/or voice
  • Recordings will be made public in whole or in part as my schedule permits

 

Find my other workshops at http://eclecticnaturejewelry.com/teaching/

John Cogswell Creative Stonesetting

Aug
5
Fri
Anacortes Arts Festival
Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day

The 61st annual Festival stretches down Commercial Ave from 10th Street all the way to the Port dock on the Guemes Channel waterfront. Along that route, you’ll get to experience Booth Artisans, Jazz and Main Stages, two Beer and Wine Gardens, Food trucks and vendors, a Kids Discovery Area, Artists Demonstrating their craft, AND Arts at the Port Fine Art Show on the dock. And it’s free…

Aug
17
Wed
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell’s book “Creative Stonesetting” @ Online
Aug 17 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell's book "Creative Stonesetting" @ Online

Zoom-Along Open Studio Project for John Cogswell’s “Creative Stonesetting”

TL;DR: Free Zoom studio series, as I work live through John’s consummate book on stone setting techniques, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening at 4:30 Pacific, registration required.

Recommended:

Don’t own Creative Stonesetting? Get a copy! I will not be sharing his book on screen – you’ll just be seeing my work guided by his writings.

While available in Kindle form, the hardcover format is much easier to follow. If working along, you may want to read ahead a bit at a time to know what tools and materials you want to have on hand.

The Details

What:

Join me for an online Zoom studio series, as I work my way from cover to cover through the numerous stone setting techniques found in John Cogswell’s amazing book “Creative Stonesetting”.

This’ll be a pretty casual affair, not a class, but I’ll be talking out the processes and challenges I run into, and you’ll see my progress (and likely many mistakes and learning opportunities) as I go. I’ve done most, but not all, of the settings before, some quite often, some only once or twice.

You’re welcome to work through it alongside me, or a session behind me, or pick and choose settings to try, or, hey, just sit home and eat popcorn while watching…whatever works for you. Drop in on occasion or show up every time. I’ll take troubleshooting questions as time permits.

Why:

I took my first John Cogswell workshop at Brookfield Craft Center, in early 2012, and since then have taken as many of his workshops as possible – some more than once – even traveling across the country to do so. In that time, he has become a beloved mentor and friend. His generosity in sharing his wealth of knowledge has had a radical impact on my own work and teaching methods.

After over 400 workshops spanning more than 30 years, John has finally retired, meaning my annual pilgrimage to see him at Arrowmont in Tennessee is at an end.

John would end each class with a wing-like flapping of his hands, telling us to go forth and pass on what we’ve learned.

I am as much a perpetual student as I am a perpetual teacher: By meticulously engaging with his text, I hope to solidify and improve my own skills. By sharing the process with others, I hope to do as John asks and share what I’ve learned.

When:

  • First and Third Wednesdays of every month, starting January 5th, 2022, til I make it through the whole book
  • Starts at 4:30 pm Pacific
  • Ends when I reach a good stopping point or feel like throwing tools across the room in frustration (targeting 2 to 3 hour sessions)

Registration:

  • No cost to participate, but you must register. Due to Zoom’s scheduling limitations, you’ll need to register for two events to attend all the sessions:

Recordings:

  • These WILL be recorded on my multi-camera rig, so by participating, you agree to let me use your image and/or voice
  • Recordings will be made public in whole or in part as my schedule permits

 

Find my other workshops at http://eclecticnaturejewelry.com/teaching/

John Cogswell Creative Stonesetting

Sep
7
Wed
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell’s book “Creative Stonesetting” @ Online
Sep 7 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell's book "Creative Stonesetting" @ Online

Zoom-Along Open Studio Project for John Cogswell’s “Creative Stonesetting”

TL;DR: Free Zoom studio series, as I work live through John’s consummate book on stone setting techniques, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening at 4:30 Pacific, registration required.

Recommended:

Don’t own Creative Stonesetting? Get a copy! I will not be sharing his book on screen – you’ll just be seeing my work guided by his writings.

While available in Kindle form, the hardcover format is much easier to follow. If working along, you may want to read ahead a bit at a time to know what tools and materials you want to have on hand.

The Details

What:

Join me for an online Zoom studio series, as I work my way from cover to cover through the numerous stone setting techniques found in John Cogswell’s amazing book “Creative Stonesetting”.

This’ll be a pretty casual affair, not a class, but I’ll be talking out the processes and challenges I run into, and you’ll see my progress (and likely many mistakes and learning opportunities) as I go. I’ve done most, but not all, of the settings before, some quite often, some only once or twice.

You’re welcome to work through it alongside me, or a session behind me, or pick and choose settings to try, or, hey, just sit home and eat popcorn while watching…whatever works for you. Drop in on occasion or show up every time. I’ll take troubleshooting questions as time permits.

Why:

I took my first John Cogswell workshop at Brookfield Craft Center, in early 2012, and since then have taken as many of his workshops as possible – some more than once – even traveling across the country to do so. In that time, he has become a beloved mentor and friend. His generosity in sharing his wealth of knowledge has had a radical impact on my own work and teaching methods.

After over 400 workshops spanning more than 30 years, John has finally retired, meaning my annual pilgrimage to see him at Arrowmont in Tennessee is at an end.

John would end each class with a wing-like flapping of his hands, telling us to go forth and pass on what we’ve learned.

I am as much a perpetual student as I am a perpetual teacher: By meticulously engaging with his text, I hope to solidify and improve my own skills. By sharing the process with others, I hope to do as John asks and share what I’ve learned.

When:

  • First and Third Wednesdays of every month, starting January 5th, 2022, til I make it through the whole book
  • Starts at 4:30 pm Pacific
  • Ends when I reach a good stopping point or feel like throwing tools across the room in frustration (targeting 2 to 3 hour sessions)

Registration:

  • No cost to participate, but you must register. Due to Zoom’s scheduling limitations, you’ll need to register for two events to attend all the sessions:

Recordings:

  • These WILL be recorded on my multi-camera rig, so by participating, you agree to let me use your image and/or voice
  • Recordings will be made public in whole or in part as my schedule permits

 

Find my other workshops at http://eclecticnaturejewelry.com/teaching/

John Cogswell Creative Stonesetting

Sep
21
Wed
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell’s book “Creative Stonesetting” @ Online
Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zoom-Along Open Studio for John Cogswell's book "Creative Stonesetting" @ Online

Zoom-Along Open Studio Project for John Cogswell’s “Creative Stonesetting”

TL;DR: Free Zoom studio series, as I work live through John’s consummate book on stone setting techniques, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening at 4:30 Pacific, registration required.

Recommended:

Don’t own Creative Stonesetting? Get a copy! I will not be sharing his book on screen – you’ll just be seeing my work guided by his writings.

While available in Kindle form, the hardcover format is much easier to follow. If working along, you may want to read ahead a bit at a time to know what tools and materials you want to have on hand.

The Details

What:

Join me for an online Zoom studio series, as I work my way from cover to cover through the numerous stone setting techniques found in John Cogswell’s amazing book “Creative Stonesetting”.

This’ll be a pretty casual affair, not a class, but I’ll be talking out the processes and challenges I run into, and you’ll see my progress (and likely many mistakes and learning opportunities) as I go. I’ve done most, but not all, of the settings before, some quite often, some only once or twice.

You’re welcome to work through it alongside me, or a session behind me, or pick and choose settings to try, or, hey, just sit home and eat popcorn while watching…whatever works for you. Drop in on occasion or show up every time. I’ll take troubleshooting questions as time permits.

Why:

I took my first John Cogswell workshop at Brookfield Craft Center, in early 2012, and since then have taken as many of his workshops as possible – some more than once – even traveling across the country to do so. In that time, he has become a beloved mentor and friend. His generosity in sharing his wealth of knowledge has had a radical impact on my own work and teaching methods.

After over 400 workshops spanning more than 30 years, John has finally retired, meaning my annual pilgrimage to see him at Arrowmont in Tennessee is at an end.

John would end each class with a wing-like flapping of his hands, telling us to go forth and pass on what we’ve learned.

I am as much a perpetual student as I am a perpetual teacher: By meticulously engaging with his text, I hope to solidify and improve my own skills. By sharing the process with others, I hope to do as John asks and share what I’ve learned.

When:

  • First and Third Wednesdays of every month, starting January 5th, 2022, til I make it through the whole book
  • Starts at 4:30 pm Pacific
  • Ends when I reach a good stopping point or feel like throwing tools across the room in frustration (targeting 2 to 3 hour sessions)

Registration:

  • No cost to participate, but you must register. Due to Zoom’s scheduling limitations, you’ll need to register for two events to attend all the sessions:

Recordings:

  • These WILL be recorded on my multi-camera rig, so by participating, you agree to let me use your image and/or voice
  • Recordings will be made public in whole or in part as my schedule permits

 

Find my other workshops at http://eclecticnaturejewelry.com/teaching/

John Cogswell Creative Stonesetting

Sep
30
Fri
Local 14 Craft Show & Sale @ World Forestry Center
Sep 30 – Oct 2 all-day

All West Coast artists, from California to Alaska, including British Columbia and Idaho – This intimate little show is held in Portland, Oregon, and the beautiful Forestry Center – make a day of seeing the artists and walking Forest Park or the Rose Gardens.