In this one day workshop we will be working with sterling silver sheet and wires to make a pair of earrings. You will learn how to shape the wires into various designs and fuse the metals together keeping crisp edges. You can see how you can change the results of the fusing by rolling the metal through the mill, with and without texture templates.
Vickie Prillaman started her career in Jewelry in 1993 at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody, GA. In 1994 she became an assistant in the jewelry department at Spruill, she also attended Georgia State University in 1994, where she recognized her interest in education and started teaching jewelry making in 1995. She completed a year long apprenticeship with a German goldsmith in the Atlanta area in 1996. She has taught beginning Silver classes for the Eastern Federation of Gem and Mineral Societies, several beginning Silver and Advanced Silver classes for the Southeast Federation of Gem and Mineral Societies, and Advanced Silver classes for the Florida Society of Goldsmiths and the former North Carolina Goldsmith Society. In 1997 Vickie began teaching at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, GA. She continues to teach workshops around the country and privately in her own studio in Georgia.
Vickie Prillaman continues to add to her knowledge of metalsmithing and stone cutting by attending workshops with many well known artists. She enjoys learning new techniques and passing on what she has learned to her students. Vickie is an accomplished lapidarist who uses her own stones in combination with gold and silver to design and create her unique jewelry.
Vickie also enjoys designing and weaving baskets and sharing her knowledge with others. She has studied with Lorraine Garcia since 2011 and has attended other basket making classes in the area.
Vickie is a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Georgia and the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. She is past President of the Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society and a past President and Vice President of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. She is a member of the Tomoka Gem and Mineral Club.