Samstag, 12. März 2016

Off-Mandrel & Sculptural Techniques mit Stehanie Sersich

The colorful world of Stephanie Sersich

Stephanie will show you how to produce the beads you’ve always imagined for your jewelry designs. In the workshop, students learn how to make jewelry components, some not formed on a mandrel at all. Exploring off-mandrel techniques allows a bead-maker to make buttons and pendants, both small and large in size.

Stephanie uses a variety of forms such as hearts, pods, and starfish to create the matrix (core bead) of her designs and decorates with stripes, dots, zig-zags and lacey edges. She will demonstrate how she forms sculptural shapes and embellishes with her vocabulary of different motifs. Emphasis will be placed on learning an array of techniques, hoping each student can utilize them to create something truly their own. This will be a unique opportunity for participants to learn from Stephanie’s (almost twenty) years of lampworking experience, and boundless creative energy.

The masterclass is hosted in ENGLISH!

Die Kurse beinhalten:
- inkl. Material, ohne Brenner und Konzi (Aufpreis: € 50.-/Tag)
- Glas & Materialliste
- Verpflegung (Getränke, Mitagessen & Snackbuffet, Kaffee und Kuchen)
- Zertifikat von kulturART

LadenKonzept, 1090 Wien, Kolingasse 10 (leicht zu erreichen – U2 Schottentor)

KURS: 2-Tageskurs: 12./13. März 2016 von 10:00-18:00 Uhr, Kursgebühr: € 435.-

Anmeldung und Infos per Email

Freitag, 11. März 2016


Stephanie Sersich

The colorful world of Stephanie Sersich.

I am a fiber-artist, jewelry designer and glass beadmaker. While I work in several media, my signature jewelry incorporates a mixture of my own lampwork beads, vintage glass, ethnic beads, natural materials and fibers.

Since I was threading yarn through pasta I have been making jewelry. My mom, Annie, is an artist too and was always doing art projects in the house while I was growing up. My mom collects ethnic jewelry and eclectic art. She sews wild (but elegant) clothing and knits stop-you-on-the-street sweaters. From her, I’ve inherited a love of beads

and fibers as well as the desire to create unique wearables by hand.

In college, I studied metalsmithing and painting. I loved the engineering process of the metal work and colors of the painting. As a bead-collector, I was tempted to try and make my own glass beads. Lampworking is an ancient glass-working technique whereby one winds glass rods around a steel mandrel over flame to build layers of color. There it was, the amalgamation of color and texture I craved.

I taught myself a variety of traditional stringing and knotting techniques and developed a few of my own. The “Spiny Knotting” technique I developed allows more beads and small treasures to be bound into a single piece, so each one of the “ingredients” adds a distinct energy that works to complement all the others. Though these collections take the form of jewelry pieces, I think of myself as a creator of “talismanic objects”…or maybe just “revolving wearable vignettes”. I live on the coast of Maine and love to spend time in my garden and studio, combining different colors and textures, whether beady or floral.

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