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Todd Hawkinson

St Paul, MN
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Todd has been handcrafting jewelry since 1971. His apprenticeship under both Ray Grobe and Robert Burke was an old world learning experience unavailable today. As an educator, Todd was the head of the Jewelry Manufacturing & Repair Program at both the Minneapolis Community & Technical College and the Southeast Technical College in Red Wing Minnesota. Currently his direction is in historic jewelry manufacturing techniques. From 1890 to 1915 jewelry design was going through dramatic changes. The Victorian Era was coming to a close, Art Nouveau was at its peak, Edwardian designs were introduced and the Arts & Crafts movement was flourishing. Jewelry of this period had an enduring quality looked up to today. With a workshop in St. Paul, Minnesota he continues to produce history-inspired jewelry of quality.

Current Courses Offered by Todd Hawkinson

2½ Days
Teaser image for Lost Wax Casting: Sterling Silver Rings

Lost Wax Casting: Sterling Silver Rings

Rings on fingers have been around since the beginning of civilization. Egyptian and Greek legend place the wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand, because of a belief that the vein of that finger traveled directly from the heart. The Romans extended this description and called this…
Fri, May 31st, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
Instructor: Todd Hawkinson
Fri, Aug 23rd, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 25th, 2019
Instructor: Todd Hawkinson