CFCF 2012: SPOTLIGHT ON INSTRUCTOR BLAIR ANDERSON

13 10 2011


We are excited to have Blair Anderson, an award winning jewelry artist join us this year at Cabin Fever. A Silversmith for 25 years, Blair has shown internationally in solo shows, group shows and juried shows. A grant recipient of The Works International Visual Arts Society, Canada (1991), her skill has been recognized with government commissions and design awards internationally, including a NICHE award (1996) for her hand made sterling silver eyewear. In her signature style, Anderson depicts personal stories, political, environmental, and women’s issues through the craft of silversmithing. Wearable yet provocative, both sculpture and jewelry, she often incorporates unconventional components such as concrete, polymer clay, and cast insects in her pieces. Blair now shares her years of experience and love of the craft as Director of SilverWorks, silversmith studio, classroom and gallery at historic Glen Echo Park, Maryland.

ANDERSON – Introduction to Silversmithing for the Polymer Clay Artist (4-hour workshop)

Don’t be afraid of fire! Learn traditional Silversmithing techniques while creating a beautiful piece of Sterling Silver Jewelry. This workshop walks you through the basic principles of the fine art of Silversmithing including the use of a torch, soldering, hammering and the setting of cabochon stones in a traditional silver bezel with a twist…creating a Polymer Clay Cabochon to set in your new creation! Material fee $35 includes all your silver.

To register for the conference and Blair’s workshop, download registraion form here. 


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