Focus on basic metal-smithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, surface embellishment, soldering, filing, shaping, riveting, oxidation, polishing, and basic stone setting to create several finished pieces. Great introduction to jewelry making, however our small class sizes allow for more advanced students to further their knowledge and gain assistance with more difficult projects. Maximum number of students: 8, Minimum: 3.
LOST WAX/ JEWELRY/ SMALL METALS CASTING
Make rings, pendants, brooches or small sculptures in wax, then use the wax model to create a finished cast piece in silver or bronze. This class introduces multiple ways of wax-working including: additive, subtractive, filing, using hot tools and a small alcohol torch. Several finishing techniques will be demonstrated. Maximum number of students: 8, Minimum: 3.