Mementos: Cold Connections

June 9 - June 11, 2023

Mementos: Cold Connections


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $515
Material Fee: $60

Take found objects and transform them into wearable mementos in this workshop. Mementos are cherished objects that are kept as a reminder of a loved one or a souvenir of an event. In this workshop, we will be treating found materials as one would a precious stone to make our own mementos. Using cold connection techniques, such as tab settings, rivets, simple wire wrapping, handmade staples, and heat shrink tubing, you will set your found materials and objects onto your own handmade ring band or pendant. Other techniques covered will be sawing/piercing, soldering, 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 and learn techniques that can be utilized at your home studio!

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

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 an artist who explores the agency of jewelry as curative devices that may instill empathy and interconnectivity with nonhuman beings. Luci received her Master of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, 2016. She was the recipient of the American Craft Council Emerging Voices Award in 2019 and has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. Luci has curated exhibitions at Baltimore Jewelry Center, Towson University and as part of JV Collective- a group of seven art jewelers. She actively teaches workshops at craft schools and is currently a moderator and co-director of a series of virtual conversations, A Curriculum On Collecting: Six Virtual Conversations with The Jewelry Library. Luci maintains a studio practice in Baltimore, MD and is the Metalsmithing + Jewelry Lecturer and Area Coordinator at Towson University. Her work is represented by Gallery Loupe in Montclair, NJ.

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