The community is invited to the next Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery weekly demonstration on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The featured artist for this event is jewelry artist April Bower, an artist fascinated by the many varied processes involved in metalworking, according to a press release from the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery.
Bower’s work, executed in Argentium sterling silver, copper, gold, bi-metals or Mokume’ Gane, features primarily metal with textures, sparingly accented with gemstones, diamonds and semi-precious stones.
Specializing in earrings, cuff bracelets and pendants, Bower creates wearable jewelry with contemporary styling, the press release said.
“I love forming jewelry in a low-tech way: with hammers and wood block,” Bower said. “There is much satisfaction in turning a flat sheet of metal into a beautiful and wearable three-dimensional thing with limited tools, hands and brain.”
Bower will demonstrate anticlastic forming, a metalworking technique that involves shaping a sheet of metal in opposing curves, creating a saddle-like or shell-like structure, perfect for lightweight sculptural earrings, the press release added.
The gallery is located at 16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains and is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about exhibitions, events, workshops and upcoming demos, visit fountainhillsartistsgallery.com.