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2022 Class schedule
June, Mondays 6, 13, 20 and 27
Metalwerx - SOLD OUT- Waiting list here
Metal in the Mountains - Florida Society of Goldsmiths
The Creative Metalsmith - Personal Expression,
from Design to Manifestation
October 18-22, 2022 - Link to register coming soon!
The Expressive Metalsmith - Jewelry from Inspiration to Manifestation August 25-28, 2022.
The Loft Jewelry Studio - Register Here
November 10-13, 10-6pm
Registration coming soon
Bringing over 38 years of experience to the classroom through private instruction or school curriculum.
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Designing Jewelry - Introduction to Design
This course is designed to give you a deep understanding of the fundamentals of design theory as it applies to making jewelry. We will explore color, shape, texture and function and how to develop skills that will help you create strong designs and work habits for consistent productivity.
Lecture, demos, exercises and images. Useful tools for the beginner or advanced jeweler.
Advanced instruction in adding sculptural forms to your work! An in depth look at hollow form construction, using a low tech approach. Basic walled hollow forms, how to deck a shell formed element and making hollow forms from reticulated and fold formed metal. Introducing bimetal to your work. Intermediate soldering skills required.
The Art of Metal Manipulation- Shell-forming, fold-forming, scoring and more - Class delves into the fascinating world of shaping metal. Instruction includes shell-forming, fold-forming and scoring hollow form. Intermediate fabrication and soldering skills required.
Keum boo, An Ancient Technique with Modern Applications - Learn the amazing art of Keum boo, fusing high-karat gold to sterling silver. The class will focus on an in-depth understanding of the technique and how to incorporate it into your work. Emphasis on application to curved, textured and complicated pieces. Will include finishing and patina. Beginner - Advanced.
Creative Stone Setting - Creative Stone-Setting - This class will cover bezel and prong settings and address alternative techniques to adding cabochons and gemstones to your work. Intermediate fabrication and soldering skills required.
Stoned - Interested in adding stones to your work but don't know where to start? The lecture course discusses the fascinating world of semiprecious and precious stones, what to look for when purchasing, application considerations, and collecting.
Intarsia - A new look - Advanced instruction in the art of Intarsia, the art of creating stone to stone inlay jewelry; a technique in which the artist fits stones directly against each other, requiring great precision of cutting and design. Lab and lectures. Lapidary I level skills required.