Polishing and Finishing for Jewelers

December 1, 2018  Check for other dates
Sa from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 1 session
25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio
Metals Studio Faculty
$135  Fee Breakdown
For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy in the Metals Department: Closed-toe footwear (no high heels), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured. If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description

This workshop is all about an oft overlooked, yet incredibly important aspect of metalworking: the final finish. Whether it's a flawless mirror shine or a matte finish that gives a piece a more subtle sheen the finish you apply to your work has a monumental impact. In this workshop, though instructor guided demos, you'll work with brass practice ring bands to apply a different finish to each. This process will allow you to develop skills to take a piece from a rough state to a fabulous final finish.
Pre-requisite: Jewelry 1 required.

Polishing is what instructor William does for a living, so it's a subject that he knows quite a bit about. There will be an in-depth lecture on what different buffing wheels, compounds, and polishing lathes are used for and how the industry produces flawless finishes in a time efficient manner.

The materials fee includes brass practice rings. Students are encouraged to bring in projects/jewelry to which they'd like to add a professional looking finish.

Fee Breakdown:
Student Fee: $90.00
Studio Fee: $10.00
Materials Fee: $35.00

Refund Policy

A refund is given upon request in writing at least two business days prior to first class meeting. No refunds or credits are given for student absences.

When course or workshop is cancelled by the WCC, a full refund will be issued. Email wccregistration@worcester.edu

The Worcester Center for Crafts generally follows the Worcester State University inclement weather policy relative to building closing and class cancellations, however there are times that evening classes, and weekend workshops differ from the Worcester State University weather policies. Click here for cancelations The Worcester Center for Crafts schedules make-up classes when possible for sequential classes.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

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