Time & Location
May 03, 6:00 PM – Jul 19, 6:00 PM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
12 Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Begins May 3, In Studio
Class: $540 (Log in for membership discount prices)
Description: Open to intermediate students and above. Bring your ideas and projects to the next level. Through class demos, one-on-one instruction, Joy will work with you to bring your ideas to life. She will teach you best practices, tricks of the trade, and provide demos as requested.
Students should bring their own assortment of hand tools, including: Jeweler’s saw/blades, files, pliers as well as their own material (sterling, brass, gold).
Course level: Intermediate
This class is for adults.
Prerequisites: Students enrolled in this class should have completed at least (1) Direct Instruction Beginner level class in Metalsmithing techniques AND possess basic silversmithing skills in the following areas: soldering, sawing, flexshaft use and sanding/finishing. Students must also be able to work safely and independently between instructor consultations..
About the instructor: Joy Raskin, a NH native, calls herself a New Englander. In 1984, Joy took jewelry making 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, she earned 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 primarily in silver, gold, steel and some brass, bronze and copper, plus gemstones.