On a whim in 2002, Brittany Golden signed up for a jewelry class at the local college while studying the art of creating teeth. It was here she became fascinated with the metal casting process. After pursuing her passion for working with metal further, she went on to study precious stone setting under Blaine Lewis and more non-traditional metal techniques with Robert Dancik. Her real life calling was born—jewelry making.
Starting in 2004, Brittany served as the Resident Silversmith Instructor at Sundance Resort in Provo, Utah. During her nine years at Sundance she also operated her own private studio. In 2013, Brittany moved her love of silversmithing and teaching to the heart of Sugar House in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since then, B Golden Jewelry School (formerly Brittany Golden Studio) has offered a full range of classes that explore techniques and mediums in the world of metalsmithing—including an extensive 6-month Jewelry Business Certification Program. Over the years, she has become a celebrated artist locally and internationally.
Her jewelry appears in the book “30 Minute Rings” and at the Sundance Gallery. She has also been the featured artist in several exhibits within Utah. She is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, President of the Women’s Jewelry Association Salt Lake Chapter, and the founder of the Utah Metal Arts Guild. To see Brittany’s jewelry please visit brittanygolden.com
Stephanie Chavez is a diverse mixed media artist and certified PMC instructor. The metal clay process enables Stephanie to create unique one-of-a-kind jewelry. She utilizes many different aspects, mediums, and techniques which bring the jewelry alive and fit the uniqueness of the individual she is creating for. Her creations include fine silver fingerprints, hand/footprints, and special words or phrases that ensure the jewelry is personalized for the individual.
As an instructor Stephanie’s current class curriculums bring to life the creativeness of the students through a fun and easy workshop. Find out more about Stephanie at stephaniechavez.com
Asia Dutson is a Salt Lake City jewelry artist, silversmith, and owner of Asia Raine Jewelry and Art Designs.
She is a creator who thrives in a world where curiosity and creativity exist. Asia enjoys creating with metals and elements in ways that showcase natural individuality and beauty. She enjoys sharing her knowledge through teaching, and is thrilled as each student ignites his or her creative spark, bringing unlimited diversity to the workbench. In May 2015, she traveled with a group of artisans to Hyderabad, India where they taught vocational sewing and jewelry skills to women in the slums.
Asia loves the connection that comes from designing custom work for corporate businesses and individuals alike. She is a graduate of the Jewelry Business Certification Program Cohort 1 at B Golden Jewelry School. Her jewelry has been in Olive and Cocoa Catalogue, Turiyas Gifts, and The Dancing Cranes gift store, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Discover more about Asia at asiaraine.com
Deb Ludwick, a lifelong resident of Evanston, Wyoming, has come to jewelry making through various avenues. She loves arts and crafts but jewelry making has always been her passion. Over 30 years ago she read about glass fusing, a friend gave her some glass, and she was hooked.
She has traveled to Salt Lake City, Portland and Las Vegas to continue her education. She became a certified art clay instructor and learned lampwork bead making and wire wrapping; these skills contribute to her jewelry designs.
Deb has a shop in her home in Evanston where she teach classes in fusing, bead making, and metal clay. She continued her silversmithing education and now teaches lampworking at B Golden Jewelry School. For more information on Deb visit her website fused2wear.com
Robert Dancik holds a Masters degree in sculpture from Northern Illinois University, and a BA in fine art from Adelphi University. He has been an artist/teacher for more than 30 years and has taught people from kindergarten to graduate school while exhibiting his jewelry and sculpture in museums and galleries across the US and in Europe, Japan, and Australia. He teaches workshops at art centers in the US and abroad. His work is in numerous collections, has artwork published in many books, and has written articles and published his artwork in numerous magazines including “Niche”, “Art Jewelry”, “Lapidary Journal” and “Perspectives”.
Robert is the originator of Faux Bone™, a new, wonderful material for artists involved in jewelry, artist’s books, sculpture, and other artistic disciplines. He is the originator of “Solid Expression” a new formulation of artisans concrete he developed for jewelry and small sculpture. His book “Amulets and Talismans: Techniques for Making Meaningful Jewelry” was published by Northlight Books.
He is owner and head lackey at Studio E.Y.E. (Express Yourself Endlessly). His studio promotes arts and education by collaborating with accomplished artists and teachers from the US and around the world.
Sherri Haab is a bestselling craft author with 30 published books to her credit, with several titles selling over a million copies each. She is a certified metal clay instructor. She currently develops new craft products and consults for several companies. Sherri has released 2 DVD’s (Metal Clay and Resin) and has appeared on several television programs (HGTV, DIY and PBS).
In addition to being a best selling author, she has taught at various bead shows and shops in the United States and Europe for over 20 years. She has appeared on the Carol Duvall TV Show, the DIY Jewelry Making show, and CCP Videos. Mediums she has worked in include metal clay, resin, etching, electroforming, macramé, polymer clay, glass enamel, crochet and wire work. More about Sherri at sherrihaab.com
Wanaree Tanner began her career in metal clay in 2008 and remains at the forefront of innovation, technique development and tool invention; producing a prolific collection of work as a professional artist. She travels extensively teaching her working processes and illuminating exciting new approaches to metal clay.
Jeff Fulkerson is an award-winning silversmith and jewelry artist who has been creating stunning, imaginative pieces for over thirty years. His work is regularly and prominently featured in publications such as Art Jewelry Magazine, Rock & Gem, and Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist Magazine, where he also serves as a contributing editor. With a background in construction and design, Fulkerson has been the recipient of numerous accolades including a Gemmy Award, the San Diego County Fair Coordinator’s Cup, and the Courtney McGowan Design Award.
Jeff is a highly sought-after instructor and the inventor of numerous jewelry making products such as the Steady Stamp, Bead Bandit and his newest invention, the anaclastic forming disc. Fulkerson also produces instructional videos and educational e-books teaching an array of topics including stone inlay, metal work, and more.