Join Thomas Mann for this two-day workshop and explore design concepts and fabrication used to create jewellery, using the unusual cold connection system. Students are encouraged to bring photographs and found objects like: buttons, heirloom jewellery, natural and industrial materials to create a wearable piece of jewellery.
This workshop requires students to be able to use a jewellers saw.
Despard Gallery will host New Orleans based artist and Designer Thomas Mann for a month-long residency in October and November.
Mann has been an active participant in the contemporary American craft movement for the past thirty years; he is an artist, gallery owner and lecturer. Working in jewellery and sculpture, he combines industrial aesthetics and materials with evocative romantic themes and imagery – a design system he calls ’Techno Romantic’. Mann created this method in the 1970s and spent the following twenty years developing the style. He exhibits his jewellery and sculpture in 250 galleries and stores in the US and abroad. Mann spends a majority of his time on the road, exhibiting at up to fifteen nationally-juried craft and art events each year, as well as public speaking and teaching workshops.