Soldering Basics with Charles: Rings of Fire
Johnny Cash sang about a ring of fire but in this class we will make several rings using basic soldering techniques. You will become familiar with the torch, silver solder, flux and a variety of other tools to create stackable rings, earrings or a bracelet from sterling silver wire. *If you have taken previous classes, you can also use this as an open studio so you have all the tools plus instruction!
Make it a full weekend and learn to enamel the following Sunday. You can use both techniques to create fun, colorful components for jewelry or anything else you can dream up!
July 28 Saturday 10:00-3:00 $90.00
$30* supply fee, payable to instructor on day of class.
Charles Agel, instructor
Torch Fired Enamels I + Open Studio
Enameling is the colorful result of fusing powdered glasses to metal, using high heat to form a durable vitreous coating. The art of enameling is laborious and purchasing a kiln is expensive. Torch-fired enamels is a great way to add color to your metal projects without the expense. We will make a variety of findings and objects that you can use in your other jewelry projects as well as a ring, bracelet or pair of earrings.
An open studio for those who have taken any Torch Fired Enamel Class with instructor and are ready to practice and develop their art independently. If needed, individual advice and guidance will be available. All equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own tools as well. Students supply their own copper. If you have any questions email Charles at email@example.com.
Sun July 29th 11:00-4:00 $70.00
Charles Agel, instructor/* $35 supply fee, payable to instructor on day of class.