Join us in March 2021 as we welcome our very first VIRTUAL Visiting Artist!
Gold on a Budget March 13 & 14, 10am-6pm
Learn how to make the most of a precious resource! Techniques covered will include making a gold-sheathed ring, a gold-rimmed bezel for a faceted stone, making your own bi-metal and many other tips and tricks for taking small amounts of gold and maximizing their visual impact. Intermediate to advanced skills required including soldering with at least an acetylene/air torch, optimally a fuel/gas torch.
We're offering students TWO OPTIONS to take this ONLINE class with Alex:
AT HOME (FULL)
This class is entirely ONLINE; students will be given instructions on how to join the live, interactive class and have 2 weeks access to video replay. Fee includes a metals kit of Gold and Silver which will be provided by the instructor. $440
Students will participate in the ONLINE class at Studio JSD, facilitated and assisted by our instructor Sookyung, who has taken Alex's class in the past. Fee includes a metals kit of Gold and Silver which will be provided by the instructor, as well as studio usage and assistance, plus 2 weeks access to video replay. $540
When Alex Boyd was a young boy he stole an enchanted ring from a powerful bruja. That night his slumber was disturbed by a tapping at his window. When he slid the window open a huge raven rushed in, flew around the room and perched on his bookshelf. "I know what you have taken from me," the raven cawed. "I don't know what you’re talking about," Alex lied, hiding his bejeweled finger behind his back. "No matter. It is your problem now. The wearer of that ring is indentured to create more talismans of power, either for 1000 years or until he makes something so sublime, so perfect, so beautiful that the spell is broken and he is freed." "1000 years it is," Alex said as he thrust the raven out the window and slammed it shut behind her. He has been making jewelry ever since.