Intermediate Silversmithing - Mar. 7–Apr. 25
Interested in taking your craft in silversmithing to the next level, then this 8-week class is for you! Learn to craft jewelry and other projects from non-ferrous metals. More advanced techniques will be taught in setting faceted stones, advanced soldering techniques, hollow form, non-lost wax casting techniques, and more.
The instructor will provide a limited amount of stones for the class to create custom settings to fit them. Stones purchased or made in the lapidary class may also be used. Students will create one or more projects (rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, bolos, etc.) during the class.
Required: Students must have some experience in soldering metals and basic Silversmithing skills as taught in the beginning silversmithing class in order to take this class.
Dates: Mar. 7–Apr. 25 (8-weeks)
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Tuition: $120.00 (Jan. 4 class 8-weeks)
Instructor: Jan Harris Smith
Campus location: Cottage
Student limit: 8 people
Materials: $20 materials fee due the first day of class to the instructor (covers tools, acetylenes, and equipment).
In addition Students must bring the following:
- 20 gauge sterling sheet (appx 1” by 3”)
- Silver, gold, or copper metals and any manufactured findings necessary to the project. Jan can help students figure out the amount of metal needed for their projects(s)
- There may be additional purchases such as wire and additional sheet that will be determined by the student’s choice of project.
Materials can be purchased from online retailers like Rio Grande or from the instructor. Please note students can not do titanium and stainless steel in this class.
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)
For more information contact Jan Harris Smith: 360-713- 1004, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Harris Smith
Jan Harris Smith is an artist working primarily in glass and metal, creating dimensional art. Her art has been shown locally and she is a member of the Glass Arts Guild of Utah and Society of North American Goldsmith (SNAG).
Jan began working with metals in college, working with non-ferrous metals to create jewelry and other small objects. She has continued to work with metals since then, both as a hobby and a business.
In 2006, Jan began working with fused glass after completing a series of classes. She has since expanded her knowledge of glass and loves to explore reactive glass to create stones to set in her jewelry.
Jan has been teaching art classes to adults for the past 22 years. She has instructed classes in the community, art retreats and art centers and stores across the US and as far away as Australia. Jan also teaches at University of Utah Lifelong Learning and is founder and co-chairman of the Metal Arts Guild of Utah. Her art has been published in magazines and books and she has won awards for her work several times over the years.