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. 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.
Course Fee $440
02/28/2013 to 04/04/2013
5/26/13, 6/2/13, 6/23/13 and 6/30/13 with the 23rd and 30th both being 6 hour classes
174 North 11th Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211 • (718) 387-6200
A 10% discount is applies to a second course when booking more than one course. A further discount of 15% is applied to a third course.
3 hours of benchtime are included with each class. Bench time is available every Tuesday 6pm - 9pm and some Saturday afternoons 2:30pm - 5:30pm. Blocks of benchtime are available as well as an hourly rate. The studio is also available for benchtime by appointment.
George Plionis and Gabriela Ortiz