Kaska  Firor

Kaska Firor is a jewelry artist, author and an educator. She has been working with wire for the past 19 years and 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, Bead Style, and SNAGs Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey. Kaska is an author of two books. Her first book, Freeform Wire Woven Jewelry, is an overview of many popular wire-weaving techniques and an introduction to the exacting world of artistically-crafted wire-woven jewelry.  Her second book, Wire & Fire, coauthored with Kat Firor-Colque, explores more advanced wire-weaving skills as well as ways of combining wire weaving with soldering and other metal techniques. Kaska has received many awards for her jewelry. Among others she is two times 1st place winner in the wire category in Bead Dreams Competition at the Bead and Button Show. Kaska believes that teaching is an essential part of art making experience. She travels throughout the US leading workshops at national shows, jewelry and bead societies, and jewelry schools. See more of Kaskas work and her workshop schedule by visiting her website: www.designsbykaska.com or on Facebook page at www.facebook.com/designsbykaska.

Website: designsbykaska.com

Class List

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Wire Weaving I & II - Kaska Firor
This class is for beginner to intermediate level students. Beginner students, who do not have any weaving or other wire experience, will start with 3 projects that will focus on basic weaving skills including looping, netting, basket weave, stitching, etc.  Students that already have some wire-waving skills will be given the choice of working with the beginners to sharpen their techniques, or they can work on one more advanced project. We will be working with copper, fine silver and sterling silver.  After the initial practice projects, each student will work on the projects of their choosing based on their skill level. A number of different kits will be available for purchase. You can also bring your own materials. Depending on the individual progress you can expect to make 4-7 projects. Lab fee covers supplies for the initial practice projects, practice wire and other consumables, such as use of torches, liver to sulfur, steel wool, etc. The instructor will contact students a few weeks before class with a list of required tools. To see examples of the kind of work we will be doing, please visit my website at www.DesignsbyKaska.com. Should you have any questions, contact me at kaska@designsbykaska.com

Lab Fee: $200.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$100
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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