Morning  Sherrod

Morning retired as the owner/operator of a home interior and designer of window treatment business in 2005. The next year she took her first silversmith class at William Holland and discovered a new medium to express her creative energies. Since this time Morning has attended over 30 classes a William Holland and Wild Acres Retreat. She has earned a level 4 certification in PMC under the tutelage of Teva Chaffin. Morning recently studied chasing and repousse at William Holland and Wild acres under Tom and Kaye Benham. Mornings creations have won many awards at the juried art shows in the past 9 years she attended in the southwest. Her designs often combine several disciplines in one piece. She served as president of Montgomery Gem and Mineral Club for 3 years. She also teaches privately in shops in Millbrook, AL and Wild Acres.

Class List

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Chasing & Repousse - Morning Sherrod
In this class students will learn the ancient art of moving metal into a three-dimensional shape. This is accomplished using a set of tools called chasing liners and repousse punches. Planishing tools for smoothing and texture punches for pattern background finish off the process. All this is performed on a bowl of warm German red pitch. Lab fees include the use of all tools and materials. We will learn on copper. As you become more confident in your skills you may purchase silver sheet from the instructor or bring your own 22 gauge, 24 gauge is too fine for sheet metal.

Lab Fee: $200.00
Estimated Materials Cost: 0 to $200
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Silver I - Morning Sherrod
In this class students will be taught the fundamental skills needed for them to advance in the wonderful world of silver jewelry fabrication. Everyone will first learn safety, using the torch and flex shaft. Skills taught will include Paillon, sweat & pick, and chip soldering. Proper sawing, filing, hammering, texturing, stamping and bezel stone setting will be demonstrated. Patinas and polishing will put the finishing touches on your pieces. Three prepared project kits will be provided. These will include earrings, ring with cabochon, and multi-technique bracelet. Basic tools are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. The instructor will provide educational material, saw blades, solder, files, fluxes, patina, 3M radial, Cratex, etc. Instructor will have additional tools that may be needed. After these projects are completed, students may proceed to their own designs with instructor approval and supervision. Additional materials will be available at market value such as silver, wire, and cabochons. Optivisors are necessary and close-toed shoes are mandatory. Long hair must be worn up or back. Expect to have fun and learn in a pressure-free and self-paced environment!

Lab Fee: $195.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $50 to $100
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Silver II - Morning Sherrod
This class is for students who are comfortable with fundamental silversmithing techniques and would like to go beyond the basics. Student projects will include an open pendant, filigree project, and a project utilizing tube setting. Hinges, decorative bails, fabricating and sweat soldering embellishments will also be learned. After the projects are completed, students will be encouraged to utilize these new skills to create a piece of their own design with instructors approval and hands on instruction. Optivisors are recommended. The lab fee covers all supplies for the first projects, and all consumables, educational materials and the use of specialized tools for the course. Please have hair worn back and closed toe shoes are mandatory for safety reasons. Feel free to bring your own tools. This will be fun and stress-free class where student can use techniques to produce unique pieces of their own design.

Lab Fee: $195.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $100 to $300
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Two Silver II Classes

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SW Silver II - Morning Sherrod
In this class, Students will learn techniques often associated with southwest jewelry. You will learn how to make and apply features, flowers, thunderbirds and other Indian-type motifs. We will be doing castellated bezels, shadow box stone settings, as well as stamping that will be used in rings, bolos and bracelets. The Instructor will provide educational materials, tools stamps, and all consumables that are needed. You may bring your own stamps, tools and designs. I will have for purchase Turquoise, Varisite, Variquoise, Chrysocolla, Parrot Wing Jasper and Sonoran Sunset at market prices. OPTIVisors are necessary and closed-toe shoes are mandatory. Long hair should be worn up or back. Come and learn this popular style in a fun and self-paced environment.

Lab Fee: $175.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200 to $300
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: 3 Silver I Classes

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