Wire Weaving with Munya Avigail Upin

Friday - Sunday, October 12-14, 10-6p

These woven metal techniques create beautifully textured surfaces that can be achieved in no other way and lend to small and large scale works. This low tech workshop will allow students to explore 6 or more techniques by creating samples including flat braiding, weaving, spiral braiding, a knitted chain, soumak, and crocheting.  No experience is necessary, but manual dexterity and keen eyesight (or a great optivisor) is a must. Join us and be intrigued by the possibilities of these unique techniques! 

All of the workshop techniques lend themselves to working in Argentium.  For Argentium lovers, please bring:

1.  1/2 oz. 24 ga. round Argentium wire for the knitted chain.
2.  2’ of 18 ga. round Argentium wire and 1/4 oz of 28 ga. round Argentium, for the Soumak sample.

Munya Avigail Upin is a nationally renowned artist with over twenty-five years experience in the field of metalsmithing. Her award-winning work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world and has been published in numerous periodicals, newspapers and books. In addition to teaching at colleges, craft centers and museum schools, Upin has created one-of-a-kind pieces for synagogues and private collectors. For more than forty years, award-winning metalsmith Munya has crafted works of art from precious metal. Her diverse body of work—from delicate silver earrings to a four-foot bronze Menorah, from contemporary sculpture to traditional sacred objects—is united by grace, elegance and beauty.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

(Students, please refrain from wearing fragrance).




Tuition: $665 + Kit fee TBD - Payment plans available | Kit fees paid last day of class

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