Jewelry Making Classes

Summer 2022



Earrings in a Day
Instructor:  Joy Raskin
Saturday, June 11:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  $60 – Materials Fee: $25 
Prerequisites:   None
Age Range:  16 to Adult


Spend a day making your own fabulous earrings!  Using wire, we will make french ear wires, dangles, hoops and much more.  Making earrings can be easily done using a few hand tools and a little imagination.  Wire, and some sheet metal, plus beads will be used.  Silverplated, sterling, gold-filled and copper wire will be used.  

MATERIALS
All  materials provided by instructor.
Bring a bag lunch.

INSTRUCTOR BIO
Joy Raskin has been a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen since 1986, and in 1995, she won an Individual Artist Fellowship from the NH Council for the Arts.  As an accomplished and highly regarded artist and teacher, her jewelry and metalsmithing work, both large and small scale, has been exhibited throughout the United States, Ireland and New Zealand.  Today, she works full time as a metalsmith in her studio, teaching metalsmithing and working as a goldsmith for a local gallery.

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Handcrafted Chain Necklace with Stone Pendant
Instructor:  Alice Carroll
Wednesday, June 29, 2022:  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  $90 – Materials Fee: $15 
Prerequisites:   None
Age Range:  16 to Adult


During this one-day class, each student will design and fabricate a beautiful pendant with a stone set in it to hang on a hand forged linked chain.  Through demonstration and plenty of work time, students will learn the proper techniques and use of tools to create their design.  The morning will be spent on designing and fabricating the pendant.  We will discuss the best way to create a tab setting to fit your design and stone shape.  After designing we will cover different texture options, such as stamping, chasing and hammering.  In the afternoon each student will create a chain to hang their pendant on.  You will learn to measure cut links, forge the links and use a cold connection to put them together.  This will be a class that focuses on cold connections, linking, hammering, textures, sawing and stone setting.  

MATERIALS
All  materials provided by instructor.
Bring a bag lunch.

INSTRUCTOR BIO
Alice Carroll received her BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology.  After receiving her MFA, she was selected to be an Artist in Residence at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, where she acted as the Metals Studio Coordinator.  At the end of her residency, she returned to Maine and began teaching workshops.

In 1998, she became the Head of the Metals Department at Heartwood College of Art in Biddeford.  In 2003, she joined Sanctuary Arts as the metals instructor and later began teaching at River Tree Arts.  As a certified teacher of art in the state of Maine, she has had the opportunity to teach workshops at several locations, including Kennebunk Public Schools, York County Community College, and in many private forums.

Alice continues to produce and sell her work, exhibits nationally and is in many private collections.  She has been published in Tim McCreight's book, Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing, as well as many articles.  She uses her classes as inspiration and considers teaching classes an art form, enjoying every moment in the studio with students..

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