Experience in Silversmithing with Jamie Halpern & Patte Ranney – G240133.1
Experience in Silversmithing, is a one-week stand-alone class for experienced silversmiths wishing to have a week of studio time with Ghost Ranch instructors available in the studio as coaches. This class is also available to attendees of the Introduction(G240133) class who are interested in extending their silversmithing experience. This class will operate as an ‘open studio’ for students who wish to enjoy the beauty and solitude of Ghost Ranch in January and make use of the Ghost Ranch silversmith studio and its knowledgeable instructors.
Jamie Halpern is an accomplished silversmith, lapidary artist and metalsmith instructor. His work reflects southwestern art and jewelry-making styles and is influenced by travels throughout the United States, the South Pacific and Europe. Working with silver and colorful semi-precious stones through metal fabrication and inlay, and through his teachings with beginning and advanced jewelry students and artists, Jamie celebrates creativity and personal exploration and nurtures artistic expression. His jewelry is sold through private commissions. He has taught silversmithing and lapidary art at Ghost Ranch for a number of years to rave reviews and testaments to how professional pieces can be crafted with focused time. Examples of Jamie’s work can be found at: Jehalpernjewelry.com.
Patte Ranney first visited Ghost Ranch in 2009 and has returned nearly every year since. A Ghost Ranch silversmith display reignited Patte’s interest in silversmithing – a craft she first fell in love with in high school. For the past 6 years, Patte has devoted most of her frequent ranch visits to refining the art and craft of silver and lapidary in the southwest style and she sells her work on Etsy and at local art markets.