The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
Inventive Mounting Solutions
Inventive Mounting Solutions with Joshua Kosker
Sunday, August 11th – Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Montgomery College – Rockville Campus
Member/Student Rate: $450
Non-Member Rate: $525
Learn to create intelligent and inventive mounting solutions for unconventional materials and found objects. Placing equal emphasis on the structural mechanics behind the jewelry object, participants will investigate the inherent meaning of material choices. Joshua Kosker will detail the complex processes he uses in his personal studio practice. Additionally, he will present various pin stem assemblies and small- scale fabrication techniques, including creative prong setting and other cold- connection methods. Participants are encouraged to come with an imaginative, experimental approach to craft and jewelry making.
About the Instructor: Joshua Kosker
(http://www.joshuakosker.com/) is a contemporary artist/jeweler and educator, whose research fuses traditional craft practices with experimental materials and processes. Drawing from unexpected, commonly found, and often impermanent materials, his work explores concepts of time, place, materiality, object and the body. Kosker exhibits nationally and internationally, and his work has recently been published in several books, including New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewelry Designs, To The Point: Pin Mechanisms and Brooch Back Design, and Narrative Jewelry: Tales from the Toolbox. He was the recipient of the Ethical Metalsmiths Emerging Artist Award in 2014, and has been awarded residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Raised in Western Pennsylvania, Kosker earned his MFA from Bowling Green State University, and his BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently he is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
We will be unable to grant refunds for cancellations unless we are able to find someone to fill your spot.