Class Description

This course is a continuation of our goldsmithing series. In this class students will investigate refined approaches to jewelry fabrication, paying special attention to precise fitting, soldering, and stone setting. Techniques will focus on carving applications to add details, accent designs, and build depth into a piece of jewelry. These applications will hone filing skills while strengthening a sense of symmetry. Projects will include a carved earring set, and a ring with a crown setting for a round faceted stone. Surface embellishments and more advanced soldering techniques will be introduced throughout the course.

Students are encouraged to work in the gold alloys of their choosing, and have the option of purchasing milled stock for direct fabrication or casting grain to pour their own ingot for milling. Melting down old scrap is also encouraged. BKMW goldsmithing students have the opportunity to order metal directly from Hoover & Strong. Most students can complete all coursework for this class with 7 dwt of metal, and can work in silver if desired.   

Previous goldsmithing experience required. This class can be repeated by students.

Maximum class size 10 students.

Taught by Erin S. Daily
All students receive a 50% discount on hourly and daily bench rentals throughout the duration of their course.
Refunds & Credit

Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 5% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students enrolled in multi-session studio courses (excluding workshops and intensives) may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue any class, in which case you may choose to receive a refund, apply the class credit towards a different course, or receive a tuition credit for future use. Tuition credits are valid for up to one year. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.