Whether you want to learn to make a ring, work with enamels, set stones, or carve wax, Pratt’s Jewelry & Metals studio has something to offer everyone. With our professional equipment and accomplished instructors, you can experiment with traditional and contemporary mediums and create unique wearable and sculptural works of art with any level of experience.
In a world full of commercial options, learn to design and make distinctive chains to enhance your work. Create chains that do your bidding: enhance movement, lie flat, and are flip-flop-proof for necklace and bracelet applications. Learn tips and tricks, practice solder and heat control, and have chain making a solid part of your skill set.
Learn how to add movement and functionality to your jewelry creations in this intermediate-level workshop. Students will be presented with a host of creative solutions for clasps and joints, including traditional hinges with knuckles, locket latches, and closures for necklaces and bracelets. We will then select a handful to make in class. Each student can expect to complete 3-5 project samples, and will leave with improved soldering skills and new design ideas.
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals or equivalent; some prior soldering experience required
Learn the traditional methods of metalsmithing through heating, cutting and forming a variety of metals. This class offers a basic overview of jewelry fabrication with a focus on soldering with an acetylene/air torch. You will make a ring, a pendant, and more as you learn your way around Pratt's professionally equipped studio. All materials are included.