Emily Cobb

Creating Jewelry with Laser Cutting Technology

July 15th  –  19th, 2019

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Learn how to use a digital fabrication process to design and make jewelry! Laser cutting is a precise method of cutting a 2D design from materials like wood, felt, and acrylic. Participants will learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to design outlines to guide the laser cutting machine.  By the end of the workshop, participants will understand how to use this technology to produce their own wearable designs from start to finish.  Come learn why laser cutters are a fun and fantastic machine for producing jewelry in alternative materials (no Adobe Illustrator or previous laser cutting experience is required).


Emily Cobb is a designer and maker utilizing digital technology and traditional fabrication techniques to make her work. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. In addition to a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, she has exhibited at museums such as the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Racine Art Museum, and the Bellevue Arts Museum. Her work has been featured on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine and in publications such as Digital Handmade: Craftsmanship in the New Industrial Revolution. Emily is a founding member of JV Collective, a collaborative jewelry group, based in South Philadelphia. In 2017, she accepted a full-time assistant professor position in Jewelry and Small Metals at Humboldt State University in California.

Website: www.emily-cobb.com







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