Idyllwild Arts: Truth in Advertising

Every year I spend time at the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, first taking one of the many wonderful classes offered during Metals Week and then teaching a three-day workshop on some aspect of metal clay.

It truly is idyllic in this serene mountain enclave.  This year I saw lots of wild things including a beautiful coyote, a deer, quail, a hummingbird, smallish birds that flashed brilliant blue feathers, squirrels, chipmunks and, my totem, lots of bunnies.  I always feel so blessed when I’m graced with a special animal sighting.  I think the best part of the experience, however, is being part of the creative community that gathers to learn, to share, to make things with our hands.

Photo by Steve Rossman.  This image captures the beauty and inclusiveness of the summer program experience at Idyllwild Arts.

Photo by Steve Rossman. This image captures the beauty and inclusiveness of the summer program experience at Idyllwild Arts.

I’ve just returned from teaching a course in silver metal clay called Captured Treasures.  It was a fabulous experience.  There were five students, all of whom produced amazing work inspired by their own personal treasures.  I wish I’d had the opportunity to take pictures of their pieces to share here.

I’m going back in 2014, both to take a class at Metals Week and to teach another class in metal clay.  I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet, but I’m excited already!!!

About Jonna Faulkner

Jewelry Artist and Teacher
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4 Responses to Idyllwild Arts: Truth in Advertising

  1. gcrodriguez says:

    Hi Jonna Glad you had such a good time. Maybe next year I can go w/my granddaughter who will be 14 by then. I wanted to know if you have any plans for classes in metal clay in Aug or Sept?? Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:43:23 +0000 To:

    • Jonna Faulkner says:

      Hey, Gia, I’ve just posted my teaching schedule for the rest of the year!!! Yippee!!! Hope something will work with your schedule. You and your granddaughter will love Idyllwild. What a magical place!!! Hope you’re feeling better. Big hugs!!!

  2. Lillian Toberer says:

    Your work never ceases to amaze me. You are so talented my dear friend!
    Love and hugs.

    • Jonna Faulkner says:

      Right back at you, Lillian!!! Did you get the package I sent with your finished pieces? Hope all is well!!! Looking forward to seeing you again, soon, I hope!!! Big hugs!!!

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