The desire to encircle the fingers with symbols of love, loyalty, and power is an ancient tradition dating back thousands of years. Whether they are mementos of commitment to another or to oneself, rings are the most personal and coveted of adornments.
And what could be more fun than a ring that is also a toy?! In this virtual course, participants will create a unique, kinetic ring with a rotating or reversible bezel, inspired by ancient Egyptian and Roman rings. In antiquity these rings were used as seals or given as gifts to commemorate historic events. In addition to learning the fabrication process and mechanical construction for the moving parts, students will learn different surface design techniques, such as wire granulation and one-of-a-kind intaglio roller printing to make this style of ring your own. Intermediate experience fabricating and soldering with a torch are required.
This course will consist of two sessions. There will be a no-class day between each session.
There is an Open Studio Hour at 12:00PM Eastern Time on the no-class day (3/10/21).
Class will be held live via Zoom during the designated time frame. A link to the Zoom room will be sent via email.
Each session will be recorded and you will receive a password protected link to the recordings that expire after 30 days.