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  1. Beginning Jewelry Fabrication 1

    August 27

    Beginning Jewelry Fabrication 1 In this 10-week course, students will acquire working knowledge of jewelry and fabrication skills. Students will design and fabricate pieces in the studio and are encouraged to explore and examine contemporary trends in jewelry and metalsmithing through the study of working jewelry makers. The course will cover techniques commonly used in jewelry and metalsmithing, including sawing, piercing, sanding and…

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  2. Intermediate Jewelry: Adding Color

    August 28

    Intermediate Jewelry: Adding Color In this 10-week course, we will focus on exploring ways to incorporate color into jewelry pieces using several different techniques. We will practice basic enameling on copper and on fine silver. In addition, we will explore techniques for creating anodized titanium pieces and adding intense or subtle color to the finished piece. Students…

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  3. Forging Axes

    August 28

    Forging Axes When men and women like Daniel and Rebecca Boone headed west to build a new life on the frontier the belt axe was an essential part of their kit.  For collecting firewood, creating shelter, and carving utensils a hatchet is the perfect tool.  In this course we will forge a Kentucky Belt Axe…

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Creative Arts News

2019 Professional Crafts Graduate Show

Folk Art Center Asheville, NC May 5 – June 23 Reception: Saturday, May 4 3p -5p The graduating class of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts program will exhibit their best work at the 2019 Graduate Show. The show will be held May 5 through June 23 at the Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center…

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Featured Success Story

Deanna Lynch Textiles

  • Professional Crafts Fiber

Class of 2014

History and Tradition My grandfather introduced me to weaving when I was 9 years old. Although I did not receive formal training for weaving until after he passed, I still feel a deep connection to him when I am at my loom. The connection to my grandfather makes me feel like I am a part of the rich history of textiles. It is an ancient craft built on necessity and…

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