Workshop (2016–Ongoing)’ is an evolving participatory jewelry project made collectively with the public. The project takes influence from a workshop — a space for both studio and educational purposes — where participants are invited to learn basic mold making and casting to contribute to the installation with pendants. 

Artist Brice Garrett will host and facilitate the public component of ‘Workshop (2016–Ongoing)’ during scheduled drop-in hours on select Saturdays throughout the Hearts + Flowers exhibition. During these working sessions, participants collectively reflect on personal jewelry-related memories, connections, and stories as a starting point. Through the act of mold making, stamping, tooling, and plaster casting, participants create pendants influenced by those memories, feelings, and the role of jewelry in our lives. The clay press molds and jewelry-shape stamps are shared, reworked, and created communally. Over the course of the public project, Garrett will cast plaster into the molds to create pendants that are then displayed in the exhibition, which grows with each participant’s contribution. All participants are invited to take a pendant during the closing reception as a token of their contributions, thereby disseminating these jewelry impressions and memories back into the community.  

These workshops will be held outside on the rooftop at BKMW. This is an all ages event and is free and open to the public. Masks are required for entry.

Join the artist and participate during these times:

-Saturday, September 18th from 4-6pm

-Saturday, October 9th from 4-6pm

Hearts + Flowers Closing Reception November 12, 6 – 8pm

Brice Garrett is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Traditionally trained as a metalsmith, his work ranges across disciplines and media, culminating in sculptures, wearables, installations, and participatory projects. Brice received his MFA from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden and a BA from San Diego State University. He has been the recipient of multiple awards and residencies, including from the Museum of Arts and Design, Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Queens Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Center for Craft, Manhattan Graphic Center, and most recently Teton Art Lab. His work has been exhibited across Europe and the United States. He currently teaches jewelry and metals at Pratt Institute, Parsons, and Brooklyn Metal Works.