Mon. Silversmithing - Feb. 24–Mar. 30
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: Feb. 24–Mar. 30 (6-weeks)
Time: 6 pm–9 pm
Instructor: Jan Harris Smith
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). Instructor can help students figure out the amount of metal needed for their jewelry piece(s). Metals can be purchased online from suppliers such as Rio Grande or from the instructor. If you have questions regarding what to bring or would like to use different metals, please contact the instructor. 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 Jan Harris Smith:
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.