Bronze Bracelet from Square Wire August 9th, 2014 – 1PM – 5PM
Learn to design and make a bracelet with a simple loop and hook clasp. We will be working with
square wire, and covering techniques such as twisting, bundling, wrapping, and how to
incorporate feature beads. If time allows, additional techniques will be introduced, and students
can explore these through creation of a pendant.
A graduate of Fine Arts, with distinction, from the University of Calgary in Ceramics and the
Alberta College of Art + Design in Jewellery + Metals, Joan has additionally studied at the Banff
Centre, University of Western Ontario, Kalliolan Vapaaopisto in Finland, Penland School of Crafts
in North Carolina, and with a Calgary goldsmith who specialized in custom work. She served as
Supervisor of Calgary’s Wildflower Arts Centre for many years, and has received numerous awards
for her work, and her service to the arts community, including a 2009 Alberta Craft Council Award
of Honour, for her contribution to Alberta’s Fine Craft Culture. Joan currently markets her work
through the Hand Made Here Artist Collective.