Rivets are all around us: in the clothes we wear to our city's buildings and bridges. They are the perfect balance of form and function and help us jewelry makers avoid the mess that silver solder can make, especially with mixed metal projects. I'll demonstrate riveting basics (including tube and kinetic rivets) and students will apply these cold connections to a simple pendant project.
Aalia Mujtaba is a Pakistani-American artist designing and making jewelry and accessories for all genders. She has exhibited in numerous arts festivals and the American Craft Council shows in Atlanta. In 2020 she was selected for NYC Jewelry Week's “We Are Here” initiative, and in 2021 won their Emerging Entrepreneur Award. Aalia teaches at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, is serving her second term on the board of the Metal Arts Guild of Georgia, and is assistant to Elaina Designs, an Atlanta and Ithaca based fine jewelry business. Aalia graduated from Agnes Scott College with a BA in Art History and Business in 1999, and pursued metalsmithing at Atlanta community art centers, Penland School of Craft in NC and Peters Valley Craft School in NJ. She’s been a metro Atlanta resident for almost 40 years, and currently lives and works in Clarkston, GA with her educator/musician husband and their fourteen year-old son.