Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing Techniques

Sarah Lock

Beginner/Intermediate; Location: Echols Studio
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday June 19-21; 9:30am-4:30pm (1 hr lunch break)
TUITION: Members: $264; Non-members: $294

Instruction will focus on the concepts and skills required to design and work in metals. Techniques covered include hard soldering with a torch, simple chain making, metal forming, sawing, cutting, chasing, stamping, and finishing. With the instructor’s guidance, students will use jeweler’s saws, pliers, hammers, stakes, files, and polishing wheels, to create wearable sculpture (jewelry items), or small free-standing compositions. All tools and materials are provided, including brass and copper sheet wire. Silver and semi-precious stones will be available for purchase at cost. Students may bring their own stones or other materials to use in their designs.