The Colorado Metalsmithing Association is pleased to have Boris
Bally coming back to Colorado to teach a workshop October 15-18.
This 4 day workshop will jump-start your creative juices. Anyone who
has been around Boris has experienced his infectious energy and
enthusiasm; for those who haven't, prepare to be amazed and
delighted. This course will focus on the design and creation of
wearable art using found objects.
Basic jewelry making techniques such as sawing, filing, finishing,
texturing, silver-soldering, swaging, riveting, and basic
tool-making will be demonstrated and practiced so if you're new to
the craft, come on in! For those more advanced students expanded
topics will be introduced as needed. Some of the studio tricks Boris
has up his sleeve are making a sliding-tube brooch clasp, making
tubing, tube-setting, using stitches to position work for soldering
and superior texturing and finishing techniques and design.
There will be lots of individual attention provided. This course is
designed to be fun, fast-paced, and inclusive. Participants will
complete several wearable pieces of art. Prior metal working
experience is helpful, but not required. Beginner to Advanced level.
events page to sign up.
Boris Bally maintains an active studio business, 'Humanufactured,
LLC, in Providence, Rhode Island. Here he mentors, creates, and
up-cycles, assisted by his studio team. Bally's work is a hybrid of
craft skill and tradition, design process and art. He brings his
Swiss training as a goldsmith, and background in teaching Design, to
exploring non-precious materials -- transforming them into usable,
functional, wearable and decorative pieces. Bally's installations and
products are witty and innovative, employing the use of jeweler's
skills on common materials including discarded aluminum traffic
signs, champagne corks, bottle caps and de-commissioned weapons.