Iris began beading about 15 years ago. From there she moved on to chainmaille, wire work, metal clay and ultimately metal work. She is constantly looking for new opportunities to learn more about working with metal to share with her students. Iris has studied with Michael David Sturlin giving her a great foundation in technique and design. She continues to develop her own skills by studying with renowned metalsmiths and jewelers including Susan Lenart Kazmer, Tim McCreight, Pauline Warg, and Cynthia Eid.
Inspired by nature, colours of stones and the malleability of metals, Iris actively records ideas to use in her class.
Iris’ advice to others? “I have two favourite saying that continue to inspire me: ‘Success is the? ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm’ (Winston Churchill), and ‘You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.’ (Maya Angelou).”
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How to Register:
You may register for all classes and open sessions either on-line, in-person at the store, or by calling the store at (416) 751-1911
Full payment must be made at the time of registration
Materials for Virtual classes are the responsibility of the student, unless otherwise indicated in the class description.
For some metalwork, mixed media and lampwork classes, a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.
Class Cancellation Policy:
Virtual classes: Cancellations and refunds will not be permitted once instructions, materials and electronic links to the classes have been emailed to students. Only registered students will be permitted to take virtual classes.
In-Studio classes: If you need to cancel an in-studio class, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. If you come to the class unwell (sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) you will be asked to leave and a refund will NOT be provided.
We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.