Holly Gage of Gage Designs is a 2015 Saul Bell Design Award-winning artist who creates contemporary jewelry and teaches her unique techniques with a gentle blend of art and soul. Holly brings her innovation; creativity and gift of helping others find their artistic voice through classes, mentoring programs, and master workshops in the US and abroad. She is a full-time jewelry artist, Certified Metal Clay Instructor, author, and conference speaker, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Art and Education. Her jewelry and articles on design and technique can be found in over 65 publications, including the Best of America Jewelry Artists, PMC Guild Annual Volumes1–5, Metal Clay Today, Metal Clay Artist, Art Jewelry and Lapidary Journal, and Jewelry Artist, among other publications.
A fantastic stone needs a fantastic setting and in this workshop, that’s exactly what you’ll learn to make. The key to a professionally set stone is good craftsmanship and a clean and well-finished bezel. During class, you will learn to make a bezel for a stone of your choice using fine silver bezel wire. The bezel will be attached to a piece that has been designed and fired in this workshop. Afterward, you will attach the bezel to the rest of your piece and prepare for a second firing. Finally, the stone will be set and ready for the final touch. The result will have people wondering, “How did you do that?” So come and join me, and you too will be setting stones like a pro. July 14-15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Paducah School of Art & Design.
Paducah School of Art & Design Master Artist Workshop: Holly Gage - Stone Setting Like a Pro