The Gund


Jewelry Making Workshop Inspired by Black Mountain College Artists


Information About the Event

On View

Meier-Draudt Curatorial Classroom, Free Admission


Grace Peterson, Post-Baccalaureate Fellow

Age Suggestion

Ages 10+

Sign-up Required?

Yes. Sign up to reserve a spot here. Please note that this workshop is organized in conjunction with HIST 334.00: Refugee and Migration in Modern Europe, and students enrolled in the course will receive priority in registration.

Class Capacity

Max. 18 participants


Workshop organized in collaboration with Professor Eliza Ablovatski in connection with the Kenyon course HIST 334.00, Refugee and Migration in Modern Europe.

Join The Gund at Kenyon College on April 2 during common hour for an opportunity to create a piece of jewelry from common objects like washers and ribbon. Participants will create one of two necklace designs inspired by a 1941 exhibition of jewelry created by Black Mountain College artist Anni Albers and her student Alex Reed. Working during World War II when fine art materials were in short supply, Albers and Reed were inspired to create jewelry from common objects after traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico, where they encountered ancient Zapotec jewelry from the archaeological site of Monte Alban. Artwork by Black Mountain College artists will be on view during the workshop, and all materials and instructions will be provided.