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    Montante.woven wire on neck
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    Montante.woven wire on neck close up
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    Montante.woven wire neck sculpture
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    Montante.woven wire neck piece with objects inside
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    Montante.woven wire over head
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    Montante.woven wire donut shape and over head shape
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    Montante.woven wire oblong form
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    Montante.woven wire donut rings and over head

Weaving in Wire: Hand Woven Chains and Hollow Forms

This condensed 1-day course will focus on weave chains and hollow forms using a centuries old weaving technique. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to explore wire weaving and volume in this workshop! Leveraging a stitch that mimics knitting but requires no needle, we’ll learn how to create chains and complex hollow elements, in addition to including beads, stones, and other materials.

Note that weaving techniques are time intensive and finished / completed pieces may not be possible for all students, however this techniques is home-studio friendly and requires minimal tools!

Meet the instructor

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Genevieve is a multimedia artist based in Boston MA, whose practice draws inspiration from an early life rooted in the landscapes of the Pocono mountains and Philadelphia. Fragmented rural landscapes converge with the infrastructure of urban space, they create jewelry and sculpture that invites the viewer to embrace the ‘nostos’ of nostalgia, returning home, perhaps viewing familiarity through another lens. Piecing found objects with metalsmithing, ceramic, handwork, and fiber techniques in metal, Genevieve oscillates between observer and narrator; calling on the visual language of their hometown(s), religious and folk symbolism, collected ephemera, and observations from daily life in Boston to explore themes of environmentalism, community, and identity.

Materials & Tools

There is a $12 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit cost covers steel wire (24g, 28g), brass wire (24g), black coated steel wire (28g), hardwood dowel (1/2" dia.), pine dowel (1" dia.), protective hand tape. The instructor will additionally have beads and odd stones with holes for students to work with. 

Students should bring
  • any thin wire, beads, or objects with small holes they might like to weave

  • notebook or sketchpad

  • pen or pencil

  • closed-toe shoes - required in the Metalwerx studio

  • lunch - Metalwerx has a fridge, toaster oven, and microwave


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