Author Archives: Jonna Faulkner

About Jonna Faulkner

Jewelry Artist and Teacher

This Just In: Super Savings Available

    One of the big excitements around here is the news that I’ll be teaching again for the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program in 2016.  My workshop title is Metal Clay Intensive: Earrings.  During the course of three days, we’ll explore … Continue reading

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2016 Class Schedule

Happy new year!!!  May it be filled with comfort and joy for all!!! I’ve begun organizing my class schedule for the next few months and wanted to let everyone know that upcoming workshops are posted on my Class Schedule page. … Continue reading

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New Classes and Open Studio Sessions

It’s been quite a while since my last post and I’m excited to once more be announcing a new class schedule!!!  Mostly I’ll be teaching here in my home studio in Escondido, CA, but I will be doing a little traveling … Continue reading

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New Work by My Fabulous Students

I just love teaching.  My students amaze and inspire me in every class.  It’s such a wonderful way to be in community, especially since I spend a lot of time in solitary making my own work. This past weekend I … Continue reading

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Bronze Cuff Bracelet Class Redux

My students always make gorgeous work in my classes.  It’s so inspiring to watch them create.  Here are several bracelets made by Kathy Cook and Sharan Merchant in the last Bronze Cuff Bracelet class. Goldie Bronze Metal Clay–the brand name … Continue reading

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Summer’s End (We Hope) and Fall Classes

My workshops for the rest of the year are now posted under Class Schedule on my website.  The first one to come up is Wrist Torc Bracelet in Silver Metal Clay. It will be held here in my Escondido studio on … Continue reading

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Round and round again…Basics class is back!!!

It’s incredibly embarrassing to realize that I can just about duplicate my last post.  I only have to change the date. Very happy to be teaching a one-day Basics Class in Silver Metal Clay this coming Saturday, August 9.  It … Continue reading

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Silver Metal Clay Basics Class

Very happy to be teaching a one-day Basics Class in Silver Metal Clay this coming Sunday, June 1.  It will be held in my home studio in Escondido, CA.  I do have a few openings in the class if anyone … Continue reading

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Class Opportunity This Weekend

So many things can inspire the start of a piece of jewelry.  Sometimes a specific technique will get my creative juices flowing.  I’ve seen wonderful work, ancient and modern, that used sections of tubing as the starting point of a necklace.  Several … Continue reading

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New Class, New Pendant

I’m excited about a new class I’ll be teaching here in my studio on March 15 and 16.  It focuses on collaging a variety of textures and shapes to create a dramatic pendant.  I just finished my second piece using … Continue reading

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I am so grateful

Thank you all so much for your loving concern.  Your support has meant everything as we’ve moved forward on our journey without Leo here, urging us on to give him cookies, more cookies!!!  I do feel his spirit with us … Continue reading

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Leo moves on

We lost our most beloved wonderdog Leo last night.  We had scheduled an appointment for noon today for a vet to come to us to send him on to the next part of his journey.  But Leo slipped away on … Continue reading

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Anyone for classes?

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted here.  My intentions have been excellent but the follow-through has been lacking.  Would you believe me if I blamed it on our wonder dog, Leo?  I swear he ate my homework. … Continue reading

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Copper Clay Class at Kandra’s

I’ve been teaching a lot lately and having a wonderful time with fabulous participants in my workshops.  This weekend I travel to Solvang, CA, to teach at my dear friend Kandra‘s gorgeous bead store. We’ll be working with Art Clay … Continue reading

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The Best News

Happy, happy days!!!  After living together and loving each other for 37 years, my brother Cliff married his beloved Shigeru on Thursday, July 18. They married in Santa Maria, CA, where our 92-year-old dad lives.  He was so pleased to … Continue reading

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New Classes Added to My Schedule

I’m thrilled to be able to say that I’ve just posted all of my upcoming classes through the end of 2013.  It’s always difficult to figure out which dates might work best and what topics might appeal.  There are so … Continue reading

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More captured treasures

As a child, I was greatly impressed by Pippi Longstocking, particularly by the wonders that she pulled out of her magical chest of drawers.  I’ve collected small treasures for years.  It’s reached the point where storage has become a problem. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New Earrings

Ears!  What great spaces for decoration.  I’ve just finished another sample for my earrings class coming up on May 4 & 5, 2013, in my Escondido, CA studio. I love making earrings, wearing earrings, teaching techniques to create earrings.  In … Continue reading

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New Pendant Sample for my Idyllwild Workshop

I have been having so much fun getting ready for my Idyllwild workshop this summer.  Moon faces continue to fascinate me so I captured one in this new pendant. The body of the pendant was made with silver metal clay. … Continue reading

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