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Soldering Bootcamp: Working with Silver

Dates: June 25, 2022

Meets: Sa from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: 25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio

Student Fee: $166.00

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Soldering is one of the most engaging aspects of metalsmithing, but is also one of the most complicated to master. In this workshop, students of all levels will focus on learning some of the physics behind silver soldering as well as improve their soldering skills intuitively through various exercises. You will have an opportunity to practice sweat soldering silver, pick soldering silver chain links and jump rings, and be introduced to paste solder. Students with soldering experience are encouraged to bring in pieces they are working on. You will create several samples or you can combine all the techniques you learn into one finished piece.



Fee Breakdown:
Student Fee: $89.00
Materials Fee:$45.00
Studio Fee:$32.00

 

Cancellation Policies

Please read through these policies carefully on our website's policy page.  Written notice of cancellations via email (to wccregistration@worcester.edu) is required within specified cancellation windows detailed on our website.

COVID Policies

All registrants are asked to review the Craft Center's COVID-19 Response page for guidance on the safety policies we are asking all students to abide by in our combined efforts to maintain a healthy work environment.  Mask wearing continues to be required of all visitors and students in all studios to keep everyone safe regardless of vaccination status.  Please review this information on here.

Craft Center COVID Policy Acknowledgement

Every registrant will be expected to complete an electronic form included in their registration receipt acknowledging that they understand and agree to comply with the policies outlined.  This form must be submitted no less than 48 hours prior to the start of the first class.  If you have submitted this form for a prior registration, you do not need to submit another one.

To access the form, click here or please refer to your emailed registration receipt.


Inclement Weather Policy

For information on the Craft Center's inclement weather cancellation policies, please visit our website's policy page. Students are encouraged to also check our homepage and our Facebook page for status updates and closure announcements.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

 


 


 

Notes:

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.
Fee: $166.00
Hours:6.00
CEUs:6.00

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)Student Fee$ 89.00
Mandatory FeeStudio Fee$ 32.00
Mandatory FeeMaterials Fee$ 45.00

25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio

Elizabeth Ryan-Belton

Elizabeth Ryan-Belton studied jewelry and metal smithing at the Universary of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mass Art in 2005. After graduation Elizabeth worked as a production / bench jeweler for a local artisan before she started her own jewelry business, Looka Jewelry, in 2011. Her jewelry has been exhibited throughout the United States at fine art galleries and in juried exhibitions including The Paine Gallery, Providence Art Club, Michele Mercaldo Contemporary Jewelry, Paradise City, Artrider Fine Craft Shows and sold at Don Muller Gallery in Northampton, MA, The Boulder Arts and Crafts Co-Op in Boulder,CO , The Clever Hand Gallery in Wellesley, MA and the Worcester Center for the Crafts gallery and Holiday Festival.


Elizabeth's contemporary art jewelry has been published in the following publications:

  • 2010 21st Century Jewelry, The Best of the 500 Series, Marthe Le Van, Larks Crafts
  • 2008 Compendium of Contemporary Jewelers, Andy Lim, Darling Publications, Germany
  • 2007 Lark Books, 500 Pendants and Lockets
  • Her production jewelry has been featured in several local magazines including Preview Massachusetts and Worcester Living Magazine.

Elizabeth enjoys teaching the craft of metal smithing to students of all ages and her favorite techniques include hand-piercing (often with a tiny sawblade), hand fabrication and soldering.

Online Work
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