Cold Connection Technique

Cold Connection Technique Workshop

with Charlene Cross

Ages: 18 and up

Dates: Saturday, July 10th and/or Saturday, July 24th
Students may enroll in one or both workshops.

Time: 1:30 – 6:00 pm

Cost: $145/workshop day

All materials included. Class size limit is 5 students.

Example of what can be done with rivets in jewelry making….

Learn how to connect static or movable parts of a design without soldering! Discover the cold connection technique using both wire and tube riveting – students will find endless uses of this fun metal technique!

—> Students should bring a water bottle; there are no drinking fountains in the building.

Classes will follow Crozet Arts Covid protocols:  Masks are required to enter the building, and must be worn during classes; limited enrollment with individual workplaces; hand washing/sanitizing; limited sharing of supplies; enhanced cleaning practices.  Please email Sharon Tolczyk with any questions:

After a lengthy career in museum exhibit development and design, Charlene Cross decided to focus on her inner creative spirit for personal expression. Discovering metal jewelry design and fabrication was a joy that continues to this day. This medium allows her curiosity to flourish while exploring the many techniques available to jewelry artists. Adding to that was when she brought vitreous enamel into her design. Yet still, working with students of all ages, she finds that there’s nothing more exciting than teaching techniques to others and watching their faces light up with excitement as they develop their own work. 

Charlene is a juried Resident Artist at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville; a juried Associate Artist at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA; and a Member of The Enamelist Society.




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