Metals – Fall Weekend Session
October 22-24, 2021
Using the Smith Little Torch and a special soldering board, we’ll make beautiful prong settings to secure your precious items—gemstones, natural materials, found objects—and use them in a piece of jewelry. We’ll discuss each aspect of the prong setting from start to finish: measuring, cutting, solder, cleaning, setting the stones, and finishing the prong ends. Students will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make prongs and will leave this two-day workshop with finished jewelry. This is an intermediate workshop for jewelers: students must have soldering experience.
Note: This workshop takes place in a studio that has stairs that compromise access. It is made partially accessible by a stair lift.
Studio jeweler selling in galleries and craft shows throughout the US; teaching: Penland, Haystack (ME), Arrowmont (TN); author of four books on jewelry making; work published in Metalsmith, Ornament, 20th Century Jewelers, 500 Wedding Rings.
This workshop begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and workshop activities will end at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday; students are welcome to stay through Monday morning. Monday breakfast will be the last meal provided; please plan to depart campus by 10:00 a.m.
NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.