Meet the Winter Workshop 2018 Instructors
Patrik’s experience in the worlds of design and fashion helped shape his creative vision and brand. He is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and The Academy of Art University. He worked as a Fashion Stylist and was owner/Creative Director of Wallop Design Group, a graphic design and branding company. Today He teaches metal clay workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the country and internationally.
He was one of 9 senior instructors for Rio Grande and taught PMC certification workshops internationally. He was a featured artist on HGTV’s “That’s Clever.” Patrik’s work has been published in numerous books and publications, including 500 Necklaces. In addition he authored Woodland Chic a metal clay book and has been a featured video instructor on Craftsy.com CraftCast.com and Interweave. Patrik has been featured in Ornament Magazine and he is a two time recipient of the Saul Bell Award - 1st place in PMC in 2007 and 2nd in PMC 2016. He is currently working on getting that third Saul Bell Award!
A Philadelphia native, I moved to San Francisco in 1995 and had many jobs - lifeguard, accountant, muralist, bartender - before discovering a passion for metalsmithing. The Bay Area landscape provides constant inspiration. It’s the perfect intersection of the man-made and natural worlds and nature always seems to have the edge.
As you walk around the city you'll see decayed structures overgrown with vegetation or view the Golden Gate bridge from jagged cliffs with cypress trees growing sideways from the wind. The city’s been almost leveled by earthquakes twice and rebuilt twice. These are constants reminder that civilization is tenuous and fragile - we can never control nature, and can only thrive when living in accordance with it’s principles.
Juxtaposing earthy textures with clean lines I try to make jewelry that reflects the spirit of this environment- it’s urban and organic, edgy yet sophisticated. Each piece is crafted for everyday wear using recycled precious metals and ethically sourced stones.
I studied classical goldsmithing at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts where I’ve been teaching since 2011 and I support Made by Survivors, an NGO that rescues, educates, and employs survivors of human trafficking and slavery.
When not in the studio I love hiking, camping, seeing live music and enjoying the bounty of the beautiful place I call home.
Contemporary Jewelry Design Group
Bay Area Metal Arts Guild
2014 Art Domain Group’s Arts and Crafts Design Award nominee
2014 MJSA Online Design Challenge participant
2013 Niche Awards finalist
2012 Top 5 finalist, Halstead Grant Competition
2012 Mort Abelson Award finalist for New Designer of the Year
2012 Runner-up, American Jewelry Design Council’s New Talent Competition
Sarah Mann is a professional jeweler of over 20 years. She studied jewelry design under Heikki Seppa at Washington University in St. Louis and at the Fuji Studio in Florence. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions and is represented in galleries across the country. Sarah currently lives and works in Milwaukee, where she creates stunning sterling silver jewelry.
Vickie recognized her interest in education while attended Georgia State University. She completed an apprenticeship with a German goldsmith in the Atlanta area and started teaching jewelry making in 1995. She has taught beginning silver for the EFMLS and the SFMS and Advanced Silver for the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. In 1997, Vickie began teaching at William Holland. She continues to teach workshops around the country and privately in her own studio in Georgia. Vickie is an accomplished lapidarist, using her own stones in combination with gold and silver to design and create her unique jewelry. Vickie is a member, past president, and past vice president of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, as well as a past president of the Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society. She continues adding to her knowledge by attending workshops with many well-known artists including, Harold O'Connor, John Cogswell, Jean Stark, Marne Ryan, Jayne Redman, Cynthia Eid, Betty Helen Longhi, Michael Boyd, Julia Woodman, Helen Blythe Hart and Marilynn Nicholson, to name a few. She enjoys learning new techniques and passing on what she learns to her students.
My appreciation for all that nature has to offer began in my early childhood. I grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
I learned to hunt and fish from my dad, which furthered my love for the outdoors. When I began creating jewelry during my years in high school, my first piece was a necklace of shark’s tooth, bone, hand carved beads, and leather. I never took the necklace off and friends soon expressed interest in my work. As the years passed, creating jewelry was always on my mind, and I enrolled in the Haywood Community College- Professional Crafts Jewelry Program. Two years later, I graduated with honors and distinction.
My dream was taking shape. My awareness of nature’s inherent beauty teamed with my new artistic knowledge and skills fueled my passion to create. I believe in the early arts and crafts philosophy that craft- makers should use materials that are local and familiar to them. And so, when I leave a trout stream, my pockets are often filled with such treasures as river stones and twigs. Back at my studio, these materials come together with precious metals and gems to form designs that I love, designs that are Precisely Natural.
Awards & Distinctions:
Award of Distinction: Haywood Community College 2004
Best New Selling Artist- Grovewood Gallery 2004
Award of Excellence- Grovewood Gallery 2006
Buddy Patton Scholarship Award-The Rosen Group 2007
Southern Highland Craft Guild Member 2007
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