St John workshop

I had the good fortune recently to take a workshop with goldsmith Chris Nelson where we learned to work with steel, something I've wanted to do for a while. Many topics were covered, all of them new to me, and exciting! I've begun researching some of these steeped-in-history techniques and exploring how I can apply them to my work.

The other students in the class were amazing and inspiring and enthusiastic and very talented--this dynamic, combined with Chris's patient and thorough lessons, made for a fabulous week. My husband John and I were extra-delighted to have Chris all to ourselves for a day and several nights at our house both before and after the class. He is a thoughtful man and an amazing teacher!

Kim Nogueira