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Weekend Workshops

February 2024

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Melt Your Scraps into a Ring! 

Sat   2/10       10:00 - 5:00

(Lissa Queeney & Raychel Wengenroth)

Have you always wanted to try your hand at melting your scrap metal into an ingot, then making something from it? Come join us for a super fun one day workshop immersing yourself in the making of a ring. Explore how to transform scraps into a length of wire,  form it, solder, shape and clean it up to a high polish. You can even combine your gold and silver to create a unique multi-metal ring! Expand your knowledge and learn some of the infinite possibilities those broken jewelry and tableware items can bring to your jewelry making skill set.

Students can expect to leave with a finished ring.

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $165.

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: TBD

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Finishing Intensive

Sat         2/17         10:00 - 4:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)

This workshop is for students who have basic skills but want a concise understanding of how to complete professional quality pieces.  Learn a variety of techniques (both hand & machine) to de-sprue, grind, file, sand, tumble, satin finish, texture and polish to bring your designs to life. "Clean up" can make or break a piece; a beautiful design can lose appeal if fine craftsmanship isn't applied, a plain design can be exquisite with attention to detail. Demystify the range of finishing options by hand (files, sandpaper) or machine (belt sander, polishing machine, tumbler and the incredible versatility of the flexible shaft). Depletion gilding, antiquing and texturing will also be discussed.

Skill Level: Basic 101 or equivalent

Tuition: $125

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Bring castings, any unfinished pieces you might have, or use scrap metal to experiment with the techniques. 

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