Noted Diné (Navajo) artist and jeweler Daniel Jim will conduct a two-day silver-casting class at the Racing Magpie art space on July 30-31, 9am-5pm each day. Jim, an accomplished Native artist, introduces students to three casting techniques of creating silver jewelry - tufa, sand, and cuttlebone. Participants will create their own small piece of jewelry from start to finish and can take their creation home with them.
This workshop is for anyone 16 and over of all skill levels, and the class will be limited to ten participants but could expand based on demand. All tools and materials will be provided. Cost is $200 per person, and you can register here.
Daniel Jim was born and raised with a strict Diné/Navajo tradition from both his mother & father. His blood flows in depth of two sacred clans of the Dine' Todachini and Honihani. Louie Jim, Daniel's father has always been the mentor behind all of the art work. His father, a skilled and respected mason, has pushed Daniel to new horizons. In 1987 Daniel achieved an Associate of Applied Science from Red Rocks, CCD Golden, Colorado. In 1987 he completed Engineering Drafting School Lakewood, Colorado; in 2000 Daniel started apprenticing with the Late Mike Little Elk with jewelry techniques. In 2007, Daniel studied at the Poeh Arts Center, Pojoaque, New Mexico where he studied jewelry with Fritz Casuse, and stone sculpting with Ryan Benally.