In conjunction with the special exhibit Alaska Native Art from the Pratt Collections, Port Graham artist Jim Miller will present a special workshop on bone and antler jewelry making.
Beginning with material harvest, cleaning, a preparation, the workshop will cover design, material working, polishing, and finishing into jewelry. Individual projects will be up to each student. Materials will be provided, but if you would like to incorporate bone or other small found objects into jewelry, feel free to bring them. The 10am – 2pm time slot includes a lunch break.
Space is limited to 12 registrants, so don’t delay! Call or visit the museum to register.
Jim Miller is an acclaimed Alaskan artist, with works in the collections of the Pratt Museum, Valdez Museum, and featured shows at Ptarmigan Arts and the Alaska Native Arts Foundation.
Miller writes: My Yupik name is Ayalriitt, translated it means “the traveler-in a spiritual way” or “the one who goes”. I have worked for about thirty years as an addictions counselor and specialized in family treatment and community development. Personally and professionally I have used traditional art forms as a process of healing from the effects of historic trauma and multi-generational grief/loss. I have been a woodcarving instructor for the youth of Prince William Sound and the Lower Kenai Peninsula for twenty years. I use traditional media such as ivory, bone and wood. More recently I have focused on metal arts jewelry, utilizing copper, brass and German silver.