My results of the PMC Pre-Conference Class with Celie Fago

Here are a few pics of some of the things I made in Celie’s pre-conference class on PMC Sterling. For the most part I used dry to dry construction techniques, in addition I used molds and hand carving for the branches. Keum Boo for the gold. I also used Celies ring making technique, and her fabulous tear away technique for the texture plates.

I learned a LOT of different things in Celie’s class. I’ll post more on them later, so stay tuned.

First and foremost one of the things I learned was that I that I need to narrow my focus a little when it comes to my designs. Big problem for a Gemini like me. But seeing the variety of things that I made with ONLY ONE of her texture plates reminds I can do this. It also reminded of working in a series.Β  Last year I took a class with Micheal David Sturlin which this concept came up. Intellectually somehow I feel that working in a series can be limiting but in his class, and now in Celie’s, I think that it’s probably not limiting at all. It can be freeing. By limiting the choices of textures I can focus on structure, techniques and how it relates to the texture. While I probably would never only use one texture in my designs, the approach is something I will strive to use in the future.

Hollow Box Tablet Ring by Patrik Kusek

Ring 3/4 view by Patrik Kusek, PMC Sterling with Keum Boo. Tear Away Texture by Celie Fago

Front View Hollow Box Tablet Ring by Patrik Kusek

Front View by Patrik Kusek, PMC Sterling with Keum Boo. Tear Away Texture by Celie Fago

Hollow Box Tablet Ring by Patrik Kusek

Back view by Patrik Kusek, PMC Sterling with Keum Boo. Tear Away Texture by Celie Fago

Ring by Patrik Kusek

Ring by Patrik Kusek, PMC Sterling with Aura 22 and Keum Boo. Tear Away Texture by Celie Fago

Dome Ring by Patrik Kusek

Ring by Patrik Kusek, PMC Sterling with Keum Boo. Tear Away Texture by Celie Fago.

Pendant made with PMC Sterling by Patrik Kusek

Pendant by Patrik Kusek, PMC Sterling with Keum Boo. Tear Away Texture by Celie Fago

Carved Ring by Patrik Kusek

Ring by Patrik Kusek, PMC Sterling

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  1. Rohana says: July 1, 2012
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