Beginning Silversmithing (Monday's)
Learn the beautiful art of silversmithing and create fine jewelry you can wear with pride or give as gifts. This six-week class teaches how to do most everything needed in silversmithing. Students can take stones made in lapidary or ones that have been purchased and create settings to fit them. Instruction will be given on proper tool usage, flex shaft, acetylene torch to solder silver, and bezel set stones. More complex techniques to design original rings, pendants, bracelets, buckles, and bolos will also be given. Beginner to advanced students welcomed.
Dates: Jun. 3–Jul. 8
Time: 6 pm–9 pm
Instructor: Asia Raine Dutson
Campus location: Cottage
Materials: $20 materials fee due the first day of class to the instructor (covers tools, acetylene, and equipment). Students must bring own silver, gold, or copper metals (not needed the first day of class). Colleen can help students figure out the amount of metal needed for their jewelry piece(s). Metals can be purchased from retailers like Freshmans Inc. (350 E. 5th S. Salt Lake City) or Rio Grande (online). If you have questions regarding what to bring or would like to use different metals, please contact Asia. This class can not work with titanium or stainless steel.
Student limit: 8 people
Policy: Students must preregister to attend class. 72-hour notice required for class cancellation and refund.
Open Studio Time for Jewelry Students:
Saturdays 1 pm - 5 pm (except holiday weekends or otherwise noted by instructor)
For more information contact Asia:
Asia Raine Dutson
Asia is a Salt Lake City artist, a silversmith who works with precious metals. She is the owner of Asia Raine Designs and enjoys creating with mediums that showcase their natural beauty. As a designer who lives in a world where curiosity and creativity thrive, she also enjoys sharing her knowledge through teaching and is thrilled as students ignite their creative spark. She invites exploration and possibility, bringing unlimited diversity to the workbench. She is a board member of the Salt Lake chapter of the Women’s Jewelry Association and the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). www.asiaraine.com