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Fusing Fine Silver

Dates: January 14, 2023

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

Location: 25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio

Student Fee: $255.00

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In this weekend workshop students will learn about fine silver and how to fuse links together to create a statement necklace without the use of solder. Fusing is an easy and clean way to join fine silver to itself without clean up.
Students will also learn to make several different clasp options for their necklaces. We will review different hammering techniques and the use of the tumbler.




No soldering experience is needed but basic metalsmithing is recommended.





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



 

IMPORTANT COVID Policy UPDATES.  Please read carefully:


 

 


 

As of Monday, October 17, 2022, masks will be optional in our studio spaces. Everyone accessing the studio is asked to recognize and accept their role as part of a greater community effort that is required to help maintain the safety of all members by being proactive about health self-assessment, following studio guidelines, and participating fully in the support of sanitization efforts that are required to maintain a healthy work environment. Please be sure to read through the Worcester Center for Crafts' updated COVID policies on our COVID-19 Response Page (https://www.worcestercraftcenter.org/covid-19-response).



 


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



 

Fee: $255.00
Hours:6.00
CEUs:6.00

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)Student Fee$ 160.00
Mandatory FeeMaterials Fee$ 60.00
Mandatory FeeStudio Fee$ 35.00

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.

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