Tinkering with Wire

with Ellen Wieske

2 Day Workshop with Ellen Wieske in Torrance


Class fee

Members: $145

Non-Members: $185

Kit fee: $30


Lottery for members opens now, closes 11/30/18

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with the subject: Tinkering with Wire



Wire is a wonderfully direct material. Utilizing few tools, it is possible to make objects from jewelry scale to architectural elements. Imagination, patience and a willing spirit are the only prerequisites for this workshop. Through demonstration, samples, and images, students will learn to build objects employing a variety of techniques. Working loose and expressive or neat and precise, the unique voice of this material will yield itself easily to the personality of the hand holding it.  



Ellen Wieske is an artist who works in many materials.  Primarily a metalsmith, she received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Arts. She worked in the jewelry industry for 18 years as a jeweler/stone setter/designer. She has taught many workshops including; Arrowmont, Penland, Haystack, 92nd St.Y, East Carolina University, UMASS Dartmouth and in Canada, France and West Africa. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. Wieske maintains Dowstudio her studio/gallery with wife and potter Carole Ann Fer in Deer Isle Maine. She is also the Assistant Director at Haystack School of Crafts.