For this workshop, Jeff combines two of his most sought-after techniques, miniature hollowware and reinforced armature forms. Over the course of this class, you will explore an array of small-scale jewelry forms employing this rare combination of techniques. Together, through clay layering and multi-cycle
curing, we will build small pieces of your own design suitable for jewelry application. The results are strong, light polymer clay pieces, for use as
beads, pins, or pendants. Surface ornamentation and finishing techniques will be demonstrated and discussed as time allows. This is a technique workshop, not a project-specific class; students, therefore, need a basic working knowledge of polymer clay. *A limited number of beginners may be allowed on a case-by-case basis with the instructor's prior approval. Click on the workshop title to learn more, and click here to view the entire 2013 catalog. For 25% campus lodging discount type EarlyBird2013 when signing up. Discount will be applied on final invoice.
Jeffrey Lloyd Dever holds a BS in fine art from Atlantic Union College. He is founding partner and creative director of Dever Designs in Laurel, Maryland. Jeff has served on the adjunct faculty of Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore for 20 years, where he taught illustration and graphic design. Sought after as an instructor, he enjoys sharing his pioneering polymer techniques as often as his schedule allows. His polymer vessels, jewelry, and sculptural objects have been shown in many national invitational exhibitions, and his works are represented in numerous private collections, galleries, and museums.