Symposium Presenters Extended part 12

Hi everyone,

Next we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Wells.


Jennifer Wells completed her M.F.A in Jewelry Design from East Carolina University in 2010. She was the metals artist in resident at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN for 2010-2011, after which she moved to Columbia, NC for a two month long residency at Pocosin Arts Folk School. She also held a month long residency at the Jentel Foundation in Banner, WY. She has exhibited nationally and taught workshops at both Pocosin and Arrowmont. For the summer of 2012, Jennifer was a Summer Assistant for Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Maine. Since that time she has been a visiting artist for Universities, taught and assisted workshops. Jennifer enjoys long walks and all that glitters.

Workshop Description

Working with steel wire has gained great momentum within our field. I will be demonstrating using cold connections to create forms from steel wire.  By coating the piece in enamel we will give durability to the form and also incorporate color. Setting and riveting techniques for the enamels will be demonstrated. Residency opportunities will be discussed in the slideshow and questions are encouraged.

Please check back tomorrow for more previews of whats to come.

Your Friendly Symposium Staff


Symposium Presenters Extended Part 11

Hi Everyone,

We’d now like to introduce you to Alison Baxter.


Alison Baxter is an artist and program coordinator for the artist’s residency program of West Dean College in Chichester, England.  Her work can be seen in a number of galleries across the UK, such as the Southhampton Art Gallery, The Platform Gallery, Samson & Cole and is included in the Victoria and Albert Museum as well.  She has ample experience as an educator having taught art courses for over 15 years and is a member of the Association of Contemporary Jewellers.  We are honored to have her travel all the way from England to visit us.

Lecture Description

Alison will take you on a journey through the story of West Dean college, literally through the House and Gardens, and explore the connections West Dean has with the worlds of Art, Craft and Conservation.

Your Friendly Symposium Staff