Jewels of the Nomads

October Workshop: Non-traditional STONE setting- wire Fabrication + Forging + exploring liquid enamel

October Workshop: Non-traditional STONE setting- wire Fabrication + Forging + exploring liquid enamel

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My Personal Studio: Screw Factory, Lakewood Ohio
OCTOBER 17th - 21st, 2024
Workshop hours:
17th - 20th 10am - 5pm EST
21st 10am - 3pm EST

In my spacious studio you'll find that all the necessary large tools and torches are provided. Simply bring your handheld tools and supplies for building, settle in comfortably, and prepare to broaden your horizons. (The supply list will be available by September 2nd.)

Join me in this five-day workshop, where the emphasis lies in Fabrication and Forging techniques to create non-traditional stone settings using dimensional wire techniques to bring to life new exploratory work to build on.

Designed to push you beyond your comfort zone, this workshop challenges you to expand your creative boundaries, both in your body of work and personal life. Learn forging techniques to create raw hand hammered  square, flattened and tapered wire to bring an unusually powerful look into your work that will be used later in conjunction with our stone settings. Create symbolism in  your connections and  attachments to build a new look using wire + sheet metal to create an unusual bezel setting to contain a stone. 

Explore liquid enamels - a full day at a small scale (or continue as you like throughout the workshop). Learn a liquid enamel painting technique using glass paint and unique surfaces created by using materials and techniques such as graphite, sgraffito - a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a contrasting color below. Learn to create matte surfaces, firing transparent colors to create vibrant patinas and crackle techniques in enamel and other interesting  techniques to create your own personal symbolism to distinguish your work. All enamels are finished and set by Torch firing and use multiple firing with a kiln and/or torch. We will use these finished pieces to set them as stone.  


13000 Athens Ave, Studio 339, Lakewood, Ohio 44106
Susan's studio is 15 minutes from the Cleveland airport. 

Where to Stay:
  • Please get an airbnb anywhere in Lakewood rather than Cleveland. 
  • The Hilton Hotel is a 10 minute uber drive to the studio.
What to bring:
Large tools are provided including solder, flux, soldering station.
Please bring your hand tools, objects, stones and supply list (to be announced).

$1,570.00 - 5 day workshop (2 payments of 785.00) first payment to reserve your place - second payment is due October 2nd) 

Additional Details:
  • Susan will text you her phone number the day before the workshop begins.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes early on the first day. Coffee & snacks will be provided.
  • when you arrive please text Susan and I will meet you to bring you up to my studio. Note: There is an elevator if you need it.
  • Healthy organic lunches are provided each day.
  • Saturday night group dinner - please plan to bring $50.00 if you would like to join the group for dinner Saturday night in the historical and interesting area of Cleveland called Allycat in the Flats. Click here for more information >>
  • Please note that this workshop is limited to 12 people.
  • No refunds after after October 2nd, 2024

Join us for an additional Powerful overnight experience

Pathfinding Symbolic Expression: Unraveling Meaning in Your Artistic Vision

There is an opportunity at the end of this 5 day workshop to join us in a powerful, and unusual 1 extra overnight transformational workshop. IN JOINED FORCES -  We bring this to you. Pathfinding: Transformative Workshops for Personal Growth and Success. We invite you to come and experience a methodology that is tailored to you as an individual, that highlights your own personal pathway and to see where that leads….

Who Are We? 

Please meet Sue and Hugh, both US based retired educators with degrees in psychology that have carved out their own creative process for profound healing. Using a highly intuitive approach they help you to see not just how amazing you can be, but how extraordinary you already are. Facilitating you through processes of mind, body, heart and spirit they help you cast aside what no longer serves you and usher in what will allow you to move forward.

13 years ago, they began their own path, exploring SHAMAN culture in a variety of places including an immersive Amazon experience in Ecuador for healing, growing and self realization. I have been their student/apprentice over the last year and their wisdom has brought profound positive realizations and changes in my life. My words can not describe, but I try.  

My work with you is to prepare you for this life changing event over 3 days and 2 evenings including preliminary work for you to dig into your intentions, let go of old paradigms, setting new dreams into place to move forward. During the day and in a relaxed manner, you will do some beautiful tantric dance, journal, a little meditation and more to help shake off all of the old and prepare to bring in the new. 

Click Here for Further details.

Please note that if you are interested in this in-person workshop, it will involve a phone call. Please complete the form below to arrange a call with Susan.

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