Visiting Instructors

James Carter Studio & School of Jewelry Arts offers classes from visiting instructors. We welcome the opportunity to learn from and offer the skills of fellow craftsmen and women.


3D Soldering with Lauren Markley

Taking an architectural approach to jewelry, students will work through a number of fabrication techniques, improving their soldering skills along the way. They will explore three-dimensional forms to create sculptural objects. Class projects will present opportunities to hone order-of-operations and problem-solving skills. Students will come away with several samples and hopefully one or two finished pieces. Basic metalsmithing skills required.

Students are encouraged to bring any tools or material, including metals, findings, found objects, etc., they wish to work with.

Prerequisites: For students with basic metalsmithing skills. Limited to 8 students.
Dates: May 4 & 5, 2019
Class Length: 9-4
Tuition: $300 and $25 materials fee.
Register by filling out the registration form online with payment or call 919-240-5253 with credit card information.

Artist Statement:  I utilize a variety of materials including sterling silver, wood, and enamel to create sculptural jewelry.  My work, at once both small-scale sculpture as well as ornament for the body, is a personal interpretation of my immediate surroundings, and it is inspired by architecture, structures, building materials, and schematics. I explore these themes through geometric forms, repeated patterns, and negative space, as well as with surface treatments such as painting, burning, etching, and stitching.