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 Weaving I - Kaska Firor
This course will concentrate on wire weaving. Students do not need any weaving or other wire experience. 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 to sulfur, steel wool, etc. Kits for other projects will be available for purchase. You can also bring your own materials. 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
Prerequisites: None

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Wire Weaving II & III Merging Wire Weaving and Hot Metal Skills - Kaska Firor
In this workshop we will focus on intermediate to advanced wire weaving techniques as well as basic soldering and other metal skills. Students will explore advanced techniques such as layering of woven elements and multiple stone designs as well as combing wire weaving, cold metal (shaping, texturing) and hot metal techniques. 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 instructors 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, you can see projects in our new book, Wire & Fire, or visit our websites: www. DesignsbyKaska.com and www.facebook.com/Artemisaanima. Contact me with questions at kaska@designsbykaska.com.

Lab Fee: $250.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$150
Prerequisites: Wire Weaving I with Kaska or equivalent experience.

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