Tryon Arts and Crafts holds wire-wrap weekend workshop

Published 2:35 pm Monday, May 24, 2010

Charlotte Caughman will return to Tryon Arts and Crafts to teach her Beginning Wire-Wrap weekend workshop. The one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the craft school located on Harmon Field Road.&bsp; This class is designed to teach students the fundamental principles of wire art.

The workshop will cover basic techniques in bending, twisting and shaping wire. Students will be introduced to the necessary equipment for wire wrap including hand tools, pliers and assorted wire as well as how and where to purchase these items. Students will use techniques including filing, tumbling, cleaning wire, applying texture and stone hardness to finish at least three jewelry pieces, more as time permits.

All materials for the class will be furnished by the instructor and costs to students will be based on the projects completed. Tools will be furnished by Tryon Arts and Crafts; however, if students have their own jewelry pliers, they are encouraged to bring them. This workshop will be good preparation for the intermediate wire-wrap weekend workshop with Sonia Arnold on July 10 and 11.

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The instructor, Charlotte Caughman, is a native of Brevard, N.C., who now resides in Inman, S.C. She has been actively involved in the visual arts for most of her life. From managing an art supply store to teaching 7th graders and from photography to soapstone carving, her interests and activities are many and varied. She received her degree from UNC Asheville and has spent the last 12 years involved in jewelry making and metalsmithing. Her jewelry can be viewed in the gift shop at Tryon Arts and Crafts, the Mineral Museum in Hendersonville, as well as other sites in Western North Carolina and in Southern Florida.

Advance registration for all workshops is required.&bsp; For more information about the instructor or workshop including tuition and supply costs, contact Tryon Arts and Crafts at 828-859-8323 or by email More details and examples of projects are available on the Tryon Arts and Crafts website, There are a limited number of spaces available for this class.

Tryon Arts and Crafts is a non-profit crafts school located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon, and exists to provide creative opportunities for everyone.