About The Class

Instructor: Nicole Ringgold 

Medium: Metal Jewelry

Workshop Title: Botanical Sculptures in Silver

Design and create plants in sterling silver. Demonstrations will include many techniques that can be used to create a variety of botanicals, including soldering multiple joints in one piece, reticulation, carving and texturing, creating 3-dimensional joints, basic forming and chasing, and fold forming. You will create several different pieces of your choice. Previous experience in silversmithing is essential. Skill level: Previous experience in silversmithing

Materials List. Click here for a list of supplies that you will need to bring for this workshop.

About The Instructor

nicole ringgold

nicole ringgold

Nicole Ringgold began silversmithing in 2011 in her small home-based studio. When she lost her home and studio in a wildfire in 2014, she took a leap to become a full time artist, leaving her twenty-year career in non-profit management. She is a self-taught silversmith who learned through a series of self-challenges, including 100 hand fabricated chains and 30 botanicals. She now teaches botanical silversmithing in her studio and around the globe.



  • Application Fee: $50.00

  • Residents: $1,300.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

  • Commuters: $1,050.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Lunch and Dinner Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

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My intention is not to replicate the plants, but to recreate them with silver with as much detail as possible. My goal with every piece is to make the metal appear alive.
— Nicole Ringgold

Nicole Ringgold

These photos are representative of the instructor’s work, not necessarily of work that will be produced during the workshop.

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