SILVERSMITHING INTERMEDIATEfitzgerald jewelry
This intermediate level class introduces several techniques to a student’s exploration of the art of the silversmith through different surface treatments such as reticulation; controlling the melting point and changing the alloy of the sterling silver to create a rugged beautiful surface of mountains and valleys in miniature. Braiding twists of wire creating an intricate feeling of decoration dating back to ancient Egyptian metalworking. As well as learning how to recycle silver creating less waste and making the most of your metal.
Hammer texturing, wire working and the use of different burs and drills all combined with the opportunity to set a faceted stone come together to make a unique ring.
This class focuses strongly on aspects of good design in conjunction with technique.
April 13 - May 4, 2017
October 19 - November 9, 2017
Instructor: Olivia Michaels