Time & Location
Oct 27, 2021, 6:30 PM – Dec 15, 2021, 9:30 PM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
7 Wednesdays, 6:30- 9:30 pm
Begins October 27, In Studio
Materials fee: $0
Description: This course is appropriate for students with intermediate- to expert- level experience who want to advance their skills. The Open Studio format gives students the chance to pursue projects of their own choosing, with individualized instruction provided and questions answered by an experienced professional jeweler. Through class demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, Joy will work with you to bring your ideas to life. She will teach you best practices, jewelers’ secrets, and tricks of the trade.
This is a 7-class series. Class Meets on: 10/27; 11/3; 11/10; 11/17; 12/1; 12/8 and 12/15
Course level: Intermediate to advanced
Prerequisites: Participants must have intermediate level metalsmithing skills in soldering, sawing, sanding/finishing, polishing and flexshaft use. They must be able to work safely and independently with basic shop tools and equipment.
Students should bring a basic assortment of hand tools (jeweler's saw/blades; pliers; files; visors etc) and the metal/material they plan to use
About the instructor: Joy Raskin, a NH native, calls herself a New Englander. In 1984, Joy took jewelrymaking in high school, thus starting her metalsmithing career and was one of the youngest craftspeople to be accepted into the League of NH Craftsmen in 1986. After completing a BFA from RISD and a MFA from UMassDartmouth, focusing on flatware, earning the nickname Spoon Lady since flatware is her forte. Since 1996, she has been teaching jewelrymaking/metalsmithing locally and all over NH, MA and CT. She has grown into a creative metalsmith, being able to translate clients’ ideas into wearable jewelry and functional silverware /tableware. Her work is a mixture of jewelry and functional tableware, such as flatware, serving utensils, candlestick holders, small metal bowls and more. She works primality in silver, gold, steel and some brass, bronze and copper, plus gemstones.