Jeff Fulkerson is bringing next-step intermediate techniques to The Makery this fall with two extraordinary projects designed to stretch our metalsmithing skills. First up is a ladder shank ring showcasing a substantial cabochon surrounded by dot-and-dash details. Those details and the ring’s unique open-work shank offer opportunities to learn and practice foundational fabrication skills that yield big design results.
From there, we’ll move on to a substantial sterling silver cuff chock-full of dramatic details. We’ll texture, saw, solder and form heavy gauge sterling sheet to create wearable waves that undulate under and around one of Jeff’s signature cabochons. This stunning cuff is a show-stopper you’ll be proud to make and even prouder to wear!
In four days, we’ll create two projects, reinforce essential fabrication techniques, and learn some new tips for working with small details and large projects. 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: soldering experience and basic proficiency with a jeweler’s saw.
Workshop Fee: $600
Materials Fee: $225
(taxable and payable at the time of the workshop)
November 8 – 11, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
Reserve your spot by paying in full or making a non-refundable deposit now
and paying the remainder by October 1, 2018
(We’ll send you a separate invoice for the balance and you can pay securely online at your convenience!)
Please be sure to read our Terms and Conditions before registering!
Note: We recommend bringing your own eye magnification to help you see as clearly as possible while working. Because these needs are so personal, it’s impossible for us to have the right thing on hand for every student. Need help with this? Call the studio or send us an email!
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.