Three New JOGS Instructors

By on January 12, 2015
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by Judy Ellis,

Wire Jewelry Inspiration for January 12, 2015

Aren’t you excited for the 2015 Tucson Jewelry Classes this winter, hosted by We are!

Come learn the art of making jewelry with us, January 29th – February 9th, 2015 at the JOGS Gem & Jewelry Show. We’ll have the BEST jewelry classes in Tucson in 2015, with a wide range of jewelry instructors teaching jewelry-making classes from 10am to 6pm every day of the show. We’re planning to have the best Tucson gem show classes in town! Plan your 2015 Tucson trip around taking a class – or a few! – at the Jewelry Classes at JOGS this February.

We are getting closer to our classes, so we are going to begin highlighting several instructors at one time. Today we feature our three NEWEST instructors:

Featured Instructor: Debora Mauser

Debora Mauser

Mostly self-taught, Debora Mauser has been making jewelry for more than ten years and teaching at national venues for 7 years. Her schedule includes Bead Fest, Bead & Button, William Holland School of Lapidary Arts, Wild Acres and Sawtooth School.

Her passion is sharing techniques including wire, metal, enameling, forming and cold connections. She is a certified instructor in the Paint with Fire immersion method of enameling. Debora’s classes are packed with information but maintain a low-key approach to learning.



Click Below to explore Debora’s Classes this January and February in Tucson:

Featured Instructor: Jackie Truty

Jackie Truty

Jackie Truty began working in flat glass as a hobby. When she finally settled on fusing glass for jewelry full time, she began studying the mechanics of dichroic glass, researching its beginnings and ultimately writing a book published in 2002. She added wire wrapping and lapidary arts to her skills as she searched for the perfect outlet for her creative expression.

Jackie is the President and owner of Art Clay World USA, which is the distributor for Art Clay Silver and Copper in the US and Canada. She is a certified Master Instructor and has been working in Art Clay silver for 14 years. She is also a lapidary, glass artist, and is a certified GIA graduate gemologist. Jackie has written 3 books, 2 about metal clay, “Art Clay Silver: 18 projects to make in a day,” and “Metal Clay, the Complete Guide.,” and one about dichroic glass, “Dichroics: Art Glass All Dressed Up. Jackie’s passion may be Art Clay, but her mission is to empower women through its use. She is determined to provide an opportunity for women to establish a place for themselves in the high-end art arena with a minimum investment and a maximum return both financially and creatively.

Click Below to explore Jackie’s Classes this January and February in Tucson:

Featured Instructor: Janet Alexander

Janet Alexander

Janet is an accomplished metal artist, jeweler, and author with her work shown in museums across Texas and published in several books and magazines, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Metal Clay in Color, American Craft Magazine, Metal Clay Artist Magazine, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Metal Clay 101 for Beaders, and in New Directions: Powder Metallurgy in a Sheet Metal World.

She also is an author of many online tutorials, magazines, and books. Her work is shown on the cover of October 2013 Metal Clay Artist Magazine. She has over 40 years experience in jewelry metal arts as a bench jeweler, metal clay artist, jewelry designer,and instructor. Janet has a BFA in Metals from the University of North Texas and has studied metal workingwith several Master Jewelers.

She has GIA certification in diamond grading and stone setting. Additionally, she has certification in Precious Metal Clay with Rio Grande, Crossover Certification with Art Clay, and is a PMC Connection Senior Instructor and Technical Advisor for the PMC Connection.

Click Below to explore Janet’s Classes this January and February in Tucson:

We are lucky to have Debora, Jackie and Janet as our Newest instructors this year at the JOGS show from January 29th – Feb. 9th in Tucson, Arizona!

Find out more about our Jewelry Classes in Tucson and sign up today!

Happy Wrapping!

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    Susan Moshier

    January 12, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I’m a newbie at this jewelry making stuff and I do Diochroic Glass Fusion Cabochons. I need to know any tips about “gluing” my glass Cabachons to a Sterling Silver Engravable Disc with slider. I want to center to Cabochon in order to show the Sterling around the edges. What is best plan of action for this? Thanks

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    January 17, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Does any of the artist at the show tape the classes at Tuscon? Are they selling them to people who can’t come down? I would possibly be interested in buying some.