Mementos: Cold Connections

July 23 - July 27, 2021

Mementos: Cold Connections


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $70

Transform found objects into wearable mementos. Mementos are cherished objects that are kept as a reminder of a loved one or a souvenir of an event. Using cold connection techniques, such as tab and bezel setting, rivets, and simple wire wrapping, you will set found materials and objects onto your own handmade ring band or pendant. Other techniques covered will be soldering, forming, and sanding/polishing. We will briefly cover the history of memento mori and mourning jewelry in this workshop. Everyone will walk away wearing nontraditional, intimate handmade jewelry.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Luci Jockel

Luci Jockel is a jewelry artist living in Philadelphia, PA and working in Towson, Maryland. She currently holds the position as Metalsmithing and Jewelry Lecturer/Coordinator at Towson University. Luci has recently been honored with the 2019 American Craft Council Emerging Voices Award as a shortlisted artist. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, UArts, and Peters Valley School of Craft. Luci’s work has been shown at various venues including ACC Conference 2019, Schmuck Munich Jewellery Fair, New York City Jewelry Week, SNAG, and Galerie Marzee. Her work has been featured in publications such as New Brooches, Metalsmith magazine, and American Craft magazine. Luci maintains a studio practice as part of the JV Collective at Bok in South Philadelphia, and continues to exhibit her work both nationally and internationally.

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