Tuesday, May 17 – Sunday, May 22
Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will host 2 pop-up exhibitions of artisan made jewelry and metalwork as well as artist demonstrations May 17 – May 22. These exhibitions and demos are part of SNAGneXt, a new conference event for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). SNAGneXt will feature 3 ½ days of talks, demos, workshops and events throughout Asheville, May 18 – 21, 2016.
Both exhibitions will be celebrated with an artists’ reception on May 18 from 3 – 6pm (free and open to the public).
Tom Reardon & Kathleen Doyle
May 17 – 22
Tom Reardon and Kathleen Doyle have been jewelers and master metalsmiths for over 45 years as well as studio artists at Grovewood since 1995. Their pop-up exhibit will feature a collection of jewelry inspired by the landscape, cityscape, and flora of our mountain region, handcrafted using precious and non-precious metals. Also on display will be a combined collection of their historic works from the past 45 years.
Audrey Laine Sawyer
May 17 – 22
Metalsmith Audrey Laine Sawyer is a graduate of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program who works out of her North Asheville studio. Her pop-up exhibit will showcase her collection of nature-inspired, pierced hollow form and lost-wax cast jewelry in brass, bronze, and sterling silver.
Introduction to Anticlastic Forging with Alice Scott
May 18 (12 – 4pm)
Asheville jeweler Alice Scott will demonstrate introduction to anticlastic forging, a silversmithing technique using hammers to stretch and distort metal. Alice is represented by Grovewood’s sister gallery, Gallery of the Mountains, located inside The Omni Grove Park Inn.
Technology in Jewelry Design with Tom Reardon
May 20 (11am – 2pm)
Grovewood studio artist Tom Reardon will talk about jewelry design using CAD software and screen a short video, walking you through all the steps from sketch to finished piece.
Enameling Jewelry Components with Kathleen Doyle
May 20 & 21 (11am – 4pm)
Watch Grovewood studio artist Kathleen Doyle demonstrate enameling on cast sterling silver and sheet copper and learn about the lost-wax casting process.