Visiting Slow Fiber Studios in Berkely
Ort: Slow Fiber Studios Annex, 1825 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
We have been to Berkeley, California, to meet Yoshiko I. Wada and her team at the Slow Fiber Studios.
This was a great opportunity, and we had a good collaborating with these fine people and artist.
On two weekends we gave workshops at the Slow Fiber Studios to share our work and techniques with students.
Also, Maria held a talk on how she uses found or given materials and how she uses story telling in her work.
"Jewelry from Found Objects"
Making a collection of small rubbish items, e.g. plastic fragments, found on the shoreline or on streets. Putting them together in a creative way, we will invent new shapes and color combinations. Single parts then will be accentuated with gold leaf.
These small objects will look awesome and develop a value in their own right.
"Fiber Techniques in Jewelry"
Knitting and crocheting might not be seen as regular techniques in jewelry making. Never the less, there are countless ways to work with organic fibers and threads when making new shapes and bodies, that will become brooches, pendants or necklaces.
Moreover, thin metal wires can be worked in a textile style, as in knit chains, made in a ancient technique first known from the Northern Pontic Scythians, dating back to the first millennium BC.
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