Steel & Gold Series
August 23, 2019 August 25, 2019

Series Of Classes
3 spots left

Total # of Classes
3
Class length
420 minutes
Location
The Lab
Steel is an amazing metal – strong, light weight and malleable. One of the most fascinating characteristics of steel is its affinity for gold. Simply put, steel “loves” gold and marrying the two results in dramatic mixed metals jewelry that responds to today’s aesthetic for work that ranges from bold and rich to gritty and rustic.In this three-day workshop, you will learn how to create dramatic steel and gold jewelry. We’ll cover how to work with mild (cold rolled) steel and explore techniques required to create jewelry from steel, including sourcing, cutting, forming, texturing, patinating and finishing. During the workshop you will learn how to alloy and roll our own gold, torch-fuse gold to steel and apply gold to steel using the Keum Boo technique. At the completion of the workshop, you’ll have at least one finished piece and other in-progress work that you can complete in your own studio. You’ll also come away with the skills you need to create dramatic, eye-catching steel and gold jewelry.
Students must also bring 2 pennyweights of 24k gold casting grain (available from Rio Grande), more details sent after registration. Registration opens May 23 - gold and palladium members contact us for priority registration.

The class takes place on...

August 23 at 9:00 am (Friday)
August 24 at 9:00 am (Saturday)
August 25 at 9:00 am (Sunday)

This class series has already started. Please contact us directly to register.