1-Day IN-PERSON Workshop
Fused Texture Earrings with Vickie Prillaman
Saturday February 26th, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
In this one day workshop we will be working with sterling silver sheet and wires to make a pair of earrings. You will learn how to shape the wires into various designs and fuse the metals together keeping crisp edges. You can see how you can change the results of the fusing by rolling the metal through the mill, with and without texture templates.
Vickie Prillaman started her career in Jewelry in 1993 at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody, GA. In 1994 she became an assistant in the jewelry department at Spruill, she also attended Georgia State University in 1994, where she recognized her interest in education and started teaching jewelry making in 1995. She completed a year long apprenticeship with a German goldsmith in the Atlanta area in 1996. She has taught beginning Silver classes for the Eastern Federation of Gem and Mineral Societies, several beginning Silver and Advanced Silver classes for the Southeast Federation of Gem and Mineral Societies, and Advanced Silver classes for the Florida Society of Goldsmiths and the former North Carolina Goldsmith Society. In 1997 Vickie began teaching at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, GA. She continues to teach workshops around the country and privately in her own studio in Georgia.
Vickie Prillaman continues to add to her knowledge of metalsmithing and stone cutting by attending workshops with many well known artists. She enjoys learning new techniques and passing on what she has learned to her students. Vickie is an accomplished lapidarist who uses her own stones in combination with gold and silver to design and create her unique jewelry.
Vickie also enjoys designing and weaving baskets and sharing her knowledge with others. She has studied with Lorraine Garcia since 2011 and has attended other basket making classes in the area.
Vickie is a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Georgia and the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. She is past President of the Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society and a past President and Vice President of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. She is a member of the Tomoka Gem and Mineral Club.
Member $200, Non-member $225
Metal Arts Guild of Georgia
5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
Materials and Supplies
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Jewelers saw and saw blades Beeswax or what you like to use Files
Drill bit if using ear wires
28ga SS sheet minimum 2” x 3” 18ga SS square wire minimum 5’ Ear wires or posts
New charcoal block Batterns flux
If you don’t have the materials and don’t want to purchase from Rio, Vickie has all the materials you will need for class if you wish to purchase from her. Please let Vickie know 2 days before class mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to purchase the materials, or have any questions concerning this class.
Register workshop & pay tuition via MAGG. Not a current MAGG member? Join today Membership is $50 annually.
Register for the workshop with the tuition payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org
If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop. If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email info@MetalArtsGuildGA.org
Cancellation / Refund Policy
If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible. A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop. Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund. If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.