Possibilities in Silversmithing

Vase by Sylvia Youell.

Silversmith Sylvia Youell will be the program speaker at the Door County Art League meeting on Aug. 24 at 7 pm at the Bertschinger Community Center, 7860 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor.

Youell is an award-winning silversmith of Sister Bay and metal smith instructor at the Peninsula School of Art. Youell was introduced to silversmithing at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. As soon as she took a semester of art metal, that was all she wanted to do in the art department. By 1976 she had opened Sylvercroft Studio at her home on County ZZ in Sister Bay.

Although Youell does make jewelry for the gallery, her favorite challenge is creating sculptural objects using a variety of techniques. At her presentation, she will show the results of several techniques in working in metal. There will be a silver bowl resting on a synclastic base and “The Amazing Toy,” a top that opens up and contains two more toys. She will bring award-winning works to demonstrate the possibilities in silversmithing. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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