Jeff Fulkerson is coming back to The Makery for a fun next-steps project that will stretch our metalsmithing skill set! Join us for a weekend of intermediate fabrication skills as we build shadow boxes and a hollow form box. We’ll add not one but two free-form cabochons to the box and add texture and dimension to our shadow box forms using several innovative techniques. We’ll also make one reeeeeally long hinge and combine all the elements to create a whimsical kinetic pendant that can be worn four different ways. And because of how all the pieces come together, there’s plenty of design freedom to make these pendants uniquely our own.
In just two days, we’ll reinforce essential fabrication techniques, and learn some new tips for working with texture and dimensional forms. All materials, all tools, and all equipment are provided as part of this all-inclusive workshop so all you have to do is show up ready to work and have a good time! Want to join us? Here are the details:
Prerequisite skills: must be able to solder unattended and have basic proficiency with a jeweler’s saw.
Workshop Fee: $395
Materials Fee: $75
(taxable and payable at the time of the workshop)
August 24 & 25, 2019
Saturday and Sunday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
Please be sure to read our Terms and Conditions before registering!
ABOUT JEFF FULKERSON
Jeff Fulkerson has been creating stunning, imaginative jewelry for over 30 years.
A contributing artist to Lapidary Journal’s Jewelry Artist Magazine, his work has also been seen in Art Jewelry Magazine. Jeff is a recipient of the Courtney McGowan Design Award as well as a blue ribbon award winner for his jewelry in design and construction at the San Diego County Fair. Some of his awards include Best Educational Exhibit, Coordinator’s Cup (2005 and 2009), and Best Single Jewelry Piece (2005 and 2009). His meticulous execution and attention to detail is becoming well known among industry professionals.
Jeff has taught at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park and Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, California. He was part of the staff at Bead Fest and the Bead & Button Show, and he currently teaches at Oskadusa in Solana Beach, California.
Upcoming projects include releasing new How-To instructional books, and a series of instructional videos for Jewelry Artist Magazine. Fulkerson is also the inventor and designer of multiple jewelry making products, including the innovative Bead Bandit, Steady Stamp, and Anticlastic Forming Disks for making spinner bangles.
A self-taught silver-smith with a background in construction and design, he counts himself fortunate to have studied with many great Native American artists throughout the years. They are most notably, Richard Tsosie (Navajo), Jesse Monogya (Hopi/Navajo), and Michael Cheatham (Cherokee).
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Fulkerson went on to earn a business degree from Chico State, as well as an M.A. from National University. Jeff has also been a licensed general contractor since 1990, and has owned and operated JROC Construction since that time. Together with his wife Roxanne, they started Alden Jeffries Design in 2003. Jeff and Roxanne currently reside in East County San Diego and have three sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren.