Kaska  Firor

Kaska Firor has been working with wire for the past 17 years. She is a recipient of many awards for her intricately woven jewelry.
Kaskas work has been published in several books and trade magazines such as Art Jewelry, Step-By-Step Wire and Bead Style. Her book, Freeform Wire Woven Jewelry, was released in November 2013. She is currently working on her second book that will be coauthored by her daughter, Kat Colque.
Kaska believes that teaching is an essential part of art making experience. She travels throughout the US instructing workshops at national shows, jewelry and bead societies, retreats and jewelry schools.
You can see Kaskas work at www.designsbykaska.com and www.facebook.com/designsbykaska
and contact her at kaska@designsbykaska.com

Class List

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Wire II - Weaving - Kaska Firor
This course will concentrate on wire weaving. Students do not need any weaving experience, but must be familiar with basic wire skills, and need to be comfortable using wrapping tools, such as various pliers and cutters. We will explore several weaving techniques: looping, netting, basket weave, stitching, etc. We will be working with copper, fine silver and sterling silver. Depending on individual progress, you can expect to complete four to seven projects. Lab fee covers supplies for the three required projects, practice wire and other consumables, such as use of torches, liver of sulfur, steel wool, etc. Kits for other projects will be available for purchase from the instructor. You can also bring your own materials. The instructor will contact students a few weeks before class with a list of required tools.

Lab Fee: $175.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$200
Prerequisites: Wire I or basic wrapping skills

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Wire III- Wire weaving and Hot Metal Skills - Kaska Firor
Featuring Co-Instructor: Kat Firor Colque. In this class, we will concentrate on intermediate to advanced wire weaving techniques as well as basic soldering and other metal skills. Some topics that might be covered are: design, multiple stone designs, creating new weaving patterns and combining wire weaving and hot metal techniques. Depending on individual progress, you can expect to complete three to six projects. Lab fee covers all supplies for the first project, practice wire, soldering supplies, liver of sulfur, steel wool, etc. Kits for additional projects will be available for purchase from the instructors. You can also bring your own materials. The instructor will contact students a few weeks before class with a list of required tools.

Lab Fee: $250.00
Estimated Materials Cost: 0-200
Prerequisites: Wire II: Weaving with Kaska or equivalent experience

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