Fold Forming and
Rosewood Arts Centre
This class will focus on creating dramatic three dimensional designs in metal to incorporate in your jewelry pieces. Working with the malleability of metal, students will create a cuff bracelet, as well as smaller pieces for pendants. Also, the basics of metalsmithing will be covered -- riveting, bail making, sawing, filing, and surface development.
David and Sandra extensively studied with
Charles Lewton-Brain, the metalsmith who invented the technique of Fold Forming.
There are just a few spaces left.
This class is for all levels.
Starting October 28, 2015
For Jewelry and Small-Scale
Front Street Studio
1000 E. 2nd Street
Dayton, Ohio 45405
Monday Classes, 7-9:30 PM, beginning January 4
Thursday Classes, 1-3:30 PM, beginning January 7
Learn to make jewelry and small
sculpture using the lost wax technique. Emphasis
is on creating your own design in wax using such
techniques as carving and modeling, or working
with sheet wax.
The wax is imbedded in a plaster-like material
and then burned away. This leaves a space inside
the plaster into which the metal is poured. After
breaking away the plaster, the final object is
cleaned and polished or patinaed as desired.
Jewelry is usually cast in silver, but there will
be a class session devoted to casting bronze items.
(up to 6").
Limited to 9 students. Eight-week class.
Class fee, $250, includes the lab/materials for everything except your metal,
which can be purchased from the instructor at
Intensive for Jewelry
Rosewood Arts Centre
Starting March, 2016
Wednesday evenings, 7 PM to 9 PM
Silver soldering is one of the most important
techniques for the metals/jewelry student to master.
You'll learn to make a bezel with a set stone on a band ring and have a lovely finished piece at the end of the course.
Basic sawing and filing skills are required.
Limited to 12 students
$45 materials fee due to instructors at first
class. This will include the sterling silver and stone needed for the project.
Please call Rosewood, (937) 296-0294
2016 Spring Workshop
April 23 and 24
Topic to be Announced