Introducing our newest Visiting Artist Michigan resident Michael Nashef!
Michael Nashef has earned his B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry Design from Kendall College of Art and Design. Throughout his career, Michael Nashef has managed a jewelry store, worked as a jewelry CAD designer, and launched his wholesale fine jewelry company Intersecting Hearts, during which he taught as an adjunct teacher, where he found his passion for teaching and academia, that led him to pursue his M.F.A. in 3D studies from Bowling Green State University.
Nashef has been published in Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS), juried by Vivian Beer, Cornelie Holzach, Alan Revere, and edited by Marissa Saneholtz. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Most recent exhibitions are So Fresh + So Clean 2018, The 5th Annual Ethical Metalsmiths International Digital Student Exhibition juried by Curtis Arima. Under Fire 2 Exhibition, Enamel Guild Northeast Exhibition, Juried by Jan Harrell, Bella Neyman, and Aurélie Guillaume, Worcester Center for Crafts Krikorian Gallery, Worcester, MA. After The Pedestal, 11th exhibition of small sculpture, juried by Cathleen Chaffee, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland OH.
Sand Casting Jewelry January 7-8, 2022 9am-5pm $295
Expand your creativity with this time-honored form of casting using sand. In this hands-on, 2 day workshop you will learn how to use sand (yes sand!) to make a mold to pour and produce a metal object. Students will be given the option of creating an original or using a found object for their master. No experience necessary but basic smithing skills are preferable. Great for belt buckles, buttons, chess, jewelry, and more! All materials will be provided and additional materials are available for purchase.
Visiting Artist Policies: Full refunds -$35 administrative fee will be given if cancellations are received up to 60days prior to the workshop date. Due to prior artist travel arrangements and class material purchases, cancellations after that date can only be reimbursed if we can fill your seat.
We had so much fun with Michael in March 2020--check out our photos!