April 11, 2019 – April 14, 2019
During this workshop students explore the use of steel as an affordable, lightweight alternative material for a variety of jewelry. You will learn, experiment with, and apply different soldering, micro-welding and riveting methods with 20g-10g steel wires and sheets. Participants can personalize their jewelry using handy, non-toxic finishing techniques and added accents. The class also covers riveting and soldering with other metals (silver, brass, copper, tin) as well as basic hydraulic press use. Simple mechanisms for pin backs, clasps and earring wires are included to make your piece complete. Open to all skill levels, however experience in metalsmithing is beneficial.
COURSE FEE: $400
Maia Leppo operates her studio at the Brew House Association on the south side of Pittsburgh. She graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Biology and Community Health and received an MFA from SUNY New Paltz. Leppo received additional training in jewelry and metals from various craft schools including Arrowmont, Pocosin Arts, Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.