This workshop took place in January 2018. We are now beginning to plan for the 2020 workshops week. Please check back later for details.

About The Class

Instructor: Timothy Lazure 

Medium: Metal Jewelry

Workshop Title: Rings 360

Rings are loaded with historical meaning. They can symbolize love, evoke nostalgia, embody authority or status, and portray accomplishments or affiliations. Explore the ring concept through jewelry design, fabrication, basic stone setting, and assembling techniques. Fashion rings of personal importance, expression, and adornment, creating rings that are unpredictable, honest, visually complex, bold, confident, simple and beautiful.

Metal fabrication techniques explored in this workshop can of course be applied to many other kinds of work. Tim is also widely known for creating extraordinary sculptural brooches.

Skill level: some fabrication and soldering skills required.

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About The Instructor

Timothy Lazure

Timothy Lazure

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Timothy Lazure is an Associate Professor in the Metals Design program at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He received his BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology and his MFA at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Tim shows his jewelry, silversmithing and furniture in both national and international exhibits.  He has pieces in the permanent collections of the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC, and in the Gallery of Art and Design in Raleigh, NC.  Images of his work have been published in 1000 Rings, 500 Brooches, The Art of Enameling, and The Craft of Silversmithing.



  • Application Fee: $50.00
  • Residents: $1,235.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)
  • Commuters: $990.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Lunch and Dinner Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

Workshop Ended

He has a unique solution for almost every technical problem in metals and is wonderfully helpful and involved with students.
— Student review from East Carolina University
Tim is an excellent and amusing instructor.
— Workshop Participant

Timothy Lazure 

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

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