Metalsmithing is a passion for Sookyung. She has worked in the field for nearly the last decade: studying under goldsmiths, developing and teaching workshops, and owning her own small jewelry business, Sookyung Augustin Designs. Her wearable artwork is highly intricate and held to the utmost standard of craft and quality.
Sookyung earned her Bachelor in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Illustration and Metalsmithing from Grand Valley State University. Currently continuing her exploration of personal and philosophical concepts of Identity, future plans involve seeking her Master in Fine Arts in pursuit of teaching full time.
Sookyung teaches many of our popular project workshops and is developing some brand new classes. She is also available for private one-on-one instruction or private group classes. Contact us to learn more!
Make your own fun, kinetic spinner ring in this 3 hour class! This beginning to intermediate workshop will focus on basic metal and wire texturing, ring construction and sizing, and simple soldering. No previous skills needed. Ages 16 and up. A fun class to take with a friend-- great girlfriends day out or mother/daughter class! Class fee $65.00; includes all materials and supplies to make one ring and use of all necessary shop tools.
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Learn how to texture, size, solder and set stones as you create two stunning sterling silver rings with your choice of colorful gems! These versatile rings can be worn separately or stacked to create a variety of customizable looks. No metals experience required, so it's a perfect beginner project and super fun to take with a friend. This charming ring makes a great little gift, too--make one for you and one for someone special! Class size is limited to 6 students. All materials, including stones and silver, are included in the kit, and studio tools are provided for student use.
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Do you have a collection of stones, glass or other found treasures? Would you like to learn turn them into beads, charms and attachable components? Then this class is for you. Learn tips and tricks to help you safely drill your precious items then line with a tube rivet for a professional finish. Bring your stones or use a few of ours. As time allows, students will be able to create several drilled and riveted pieces. Class is limited to 6 students. Instructor: Sookyung Jun