Cold Connections & RivetingENROLL NOW
Cold connections and riveting can be creatively applied to metalsmithing, mixed media, found objects and jewelry. It’s an easy way to marry different kinds of materials together, like wood to metal or plastic. No soldering or gluing is required with this method.
Tools, copper and brass materials are included for the class. Bring any additional components for your project, such as; charms, old jewelry, small found objects of wood, metal, plastic, leather or buttons and any parts of different alternative materials to be creative. The instructor provides only the basic materials for the copper rivets, not the parts for your project. If you would like to work on silver, bring your own 2mm (outside diameter) tubing. Any other size tubing may be used depending on the project
The withdrawal deadline is a week prior to the start of the workshop.
Stefan Alexandres is a multi award winning jeweler and sculptor in addition to teaching Jewelry weekly classes at Crealde ´ School of Art since 2008.
From 1964 to 1972 he apprenticed in metal arts in the traditional ways of the old world, as guided through the organized guilds of Greece.
He received a United Arts of Central Florida individual artists award in 2007 and 2010, and Best of show award in Osceola Center for the Arts show 2009.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and shows such as Arts On Douglas gallery, Creativity Contest Oggetti Torino Italy, and Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition. He has received a large number of corporate commissions and site installations.
His training is based on the Byzantine Art. He draws inspiration for his metalwork from history, mythology, folk tales and real life.