Metalsmithing course

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Hi, I hope this is against the rules of the forum (since I'm not talking about engraving), but does anyone know about some short (around 2-6 month) long metalsmithing courses? I'm open to going abroad too. Looking to learn/ improve on things like fabrication, soldering, understanding how gold and silver behave and how to manipulate them. Thanks
 

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Hi, I hope this is against the rules of the forum (since I'm not talking about engraving), but does anyone know about some short (around 2-6 month) long metalsmithing courses? I'm open to going abroad too. Looking to learn/ improve on things like fabrication, soldering, understanding how gold and silver behave and how to manipulate them. Thanks
If you put a location in your profile it will help with things as a first. But you can’t go wrong with new approach with Blaine Lewis. Have heard nothing but good things, although I have not been.
 

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Hi Matthew thanks for your reply. I just updated my info. I'm based in India but willing to travel anywhere. Ive actually completed the bench jewellers program at New Approach and it was great. Looking to dive deeper into metalsmithing.
If you put a location in your profile it will help with things as a first. But you can’t go wrong with new approach with Blaine Lewis. Have heard nothing but good things, although I have not been.
 

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Hi Purplepepper8,

What exactly are you looking for in terms of diving deeper into metalsmithing? It's a very broad topic!

Are you wanting more in depth jewelry fabrication classes so that you can get better at making more complex pieces? For US schools the next place to look into after New Approach is the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. Alan Revere started the school and has published some books that might be helpful. Another resource might be the Ganoskin Orchid forum. They do have instructional videos/demos for different fabrication projects for sell.

Another option would be looking into what schools Australia has since they are closer to you.

Do you have a more defined or specific goal that you are pursuing in terms of what types of pieces/objects you are trying to make?
 

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Hi Purplepepper8,

What exactly are you looking for in terms of diving deeper into metalsmithing? It's a very broad topic!

Are you wanting more in depth jewelry fabrication classes so that you can get better at making more complex pieces? For US schools the next place to look into after New Approach is the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. Alan Revere started the school and has published some books that might be helpful. Another resource might be the Ganoskin Orchid forum. They do have instructional videos/demos for different fabrication projects for sell.

Another option would be looking into what schools Australia has since they are closer to you.

Do you have a more defined or specific goal that you are pursuing in terms of what types of pieces/objects you are trying to make?

Revere Academy closed 4 years ago.Alan does spent a little time in a couple jewellery making Facebook groups and one group which does the projects from his Professional Jewelry Making book.There are also videos of the projects at this YouTube link. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXsx-xlz39vZaMXkeHI_6pQ
 

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Hi Purplepepper8,

What exactly are you looking for in terms of diving deeper into metalsmithing? It's a very broad topic!

Are you wanting more in depth jewelry fabrication classes so that you can get better at making more complex pieces? For US schools the next place to look into after New Approach is the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. Alan Revere started the school and has published some books that might be helpful. Another resource might be the Ganoskin Orchid forum. They do have instructional videos/demos for different fabrication projects for sell.

Another option would be looking into what schools Australia has since they are closer to you.

Do you have a more defined or specific goal that you are pursuing in terms of what types of pieces/objects you are trying to make?
Thanks for your reply. As Dan says below looks like revere has closed down. But yes I was thinking about it yesterday and maybe I’ll start with online courses and if I need more help then look to travel to a place for an in person course.
I’m looking to improve on fabrication, soldering, inlay, granulation and open to other things that I don’t even know of yet. Just looking to add more techniques to my skill set so I can make use of them as and when I see fit.
 

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Thanks for your reply. As Dan says below looks like revere has closed down. But yes I was thinking about it yesterday and maybe I’ll start with online courses and if I need more help then look to travel to a place for an in person course.
I’m looking to improve on fabrication, soldering, inlay, granulation and open to other things that I don’t even know of yet. Just looking to add more techniques to my skill set so I can make use of them as and when I see fit.
If you are on Facebook,you might try this 2 groups,there is a lot of information of online classes and procedures. Ask questions.........

SilverSmithing and Jewellery​

Inspiring Metalsmiths Jewelry​


You might find this interesting. https://www.mokume.com/mokume-gane-a-comprehensive-study/table-of-contents
 

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It sounds like you know the basics and now just need to build and practice. Talk to GRS in Emporia KS about engraving if that is a direction you want to explore, but I think that for the majority here once we have learned the basics practice practice snd more practice is the way to perfect technique.
 

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A wonderful book to study is "Metal Techniques For Craftsmen" by Oppi Untracht.
Published by Doubleday, ISBN 0-385-03027-4. Many many fabrication and decorative metal techniques.
It may be out of print at this time but an internet search may find a good used copy.
It is a large hard cover book and was originally priced at $49.95 in the US and $60 in Canada.
 

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That sounds amazing. Will look it up thank you
A wonderful book to study is "Metal Techniques For Craftsmen" by Oppi Untracht.
Published by Doubleday, ISBN 0-385-03027-4. Many many fabrication and decorative metal techniques.
It may be out of print at this time but an internet search may find a good used copy.
It is a large hard cover book and was originally priced at $49.95 in the US and $60 in Canada.
 

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