To Bead True Blue - The Tucson Bead Show - Colors Of The Stone Workshop
Susan Lenart Kazmer is an artist, silversmith and designer of 23 years. I studied at the art institute of Chicago and graduated from Southern Illinois University. Diploma in hand I wondered what to do next. I wasn’t necessarily trained for a job and I quickly realized to be an artist that I needed a lot more experience under my belt to develop and interesting body of work. I have always loved adornment, any and all kinds of adornment and soon realized that what I really loved was the obscure study of sacred adornment. During art school I found that I frequented the Field Museum in Chicago. That was my old stomping grounds. I was a museum junkie and loved and was so inspired by artifacts and relics. I also did ethnographic repair in the Chicago area on West African beadwork and adornment. East Indian Naga jewelry and Thailand components and jewelry. My job was to repair or rebuild a historical piece of jewelry or fiber. I had the opportunity to witness up close the construction of ancient pieces, how pieces were built and what would last through time as a connections as well as witnessing Innovative use of materials and their significant meanings. Through a lot of travel and exploration I built my vocabulary of my own symbolism and Talismans through jewelry and adornment for the sake of building. I recently landed back in the fashion field where my work won an award during 2018 Milan fashion week Artistar event with Italian Vogue accessories. I have been in many markets including museum exhibits, education, American Craft Council and SNAG. My work is considered innovative and expressive. I build in culture, history and beauty into adornment. http://www.susanlenartkazmer.com
Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 11:30am
Fees: $75 » workshop fee
Kit fee* $20.00 includes- Ice resin, metal bezels, metallic foils, 2 metal bezels, sandpaper, 16 gauge bronze round wire, plastic gloves images.
Optional - Bring images or small objects to put in your bezel. I provide ICE resin, images, markers, cups, stir sticks, resin wipes, paper sealants, oil pastel, Tools I provide if needed - drills and drill bits
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