Carlene Browner and Cassandra Browner Richardson

July Artist of the Month July 19-23

Carlene Browner and Cassandra Browner Richardson

Charleston, South Carolina

about  Carlene Browner and Cassandra Browner Richardson

BR Design Co. is a collaboration between sisters Carlene Browner and Cassandra Browner Richardson. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, the sisters create unique polymer clay jewelry and accessories the same way their mother taught them to when they were young. Respectively a first-grade teacher and a nurse by day, the duo launched their business in 2007, dying rolling, cutting, firing, sanding, and buffing each piece by hand.

Monday Jul 19, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Meet + Greet

Artist Cottage | $25

Meet Cassandra and Carlene and check out their latest collection of jewelry designs at the Artist Cottage.

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Gallery Hours

Artist Cottage | Tuesday through Friday | Complimentary

Stop by the Artist Cottage to meet the ladies behind BR Design Co. and learn more about their craft.

Thursday Jul 22, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Earring Creation 101

Artist Cottage | $125

Following the sisters’ lead, guests will use polymer clay to create their own stud earrings in the signature style of BR Design Co. The course will include an introduction to polymer clay rolling, mixing, and conditioning, as well as a how-to in cutting, designing, and firing the unique pieces. Each guest will produce two or three pairs of finished earrings which can be picked up the next day.

Friday Jul 23, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Bolder the Better: BR Design Necklaces

Artist Cottage | $125

In this second workshop, guests will expand upon their clay design skills by creating beaded or pendant style necklaces with Cassandra and Carlene. Using examples from BR Design Co. as inspiration, participants will use polymer clay or clay to cut, fire, sand, and glue their own personal designs, completing one or two finished necklaces which can be picked up the next day.

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