Argentium Silver Fabrication
March 26, 2020 – March 29, 2020
During this workshop students will utilize fabrication techniques to create a variety of jewelry forms with Argentium silver. Argentium is a sterling silver alloy with the magic properties of germanium. It is tarnish resistant, adaptable, fuses better than sterling silver, and does not fire scale. Participants learn more about these exciting properties and how to put them to use. Class demonstrations include annealing, granulation, soldering and fusing. You will add function to your argentium pieces with effective, handmade clasps and earring hooks. Finishing techniques are also explored. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $400
Emily Shaffer owns and operates her contemporary jewelry brand from her studio in Belfast, Maine. She received her BFA in Crafts concentrating in Fine Metals and a BS in Art Education from Kutztown University. Her work can be seen at juried craft shows and galleries across the country. Shaffer is a recipient of the J. Allen Pawling Craft Memorial Award, an American Craft Week 30 Under 30 Rising Star, a 2017 Halstead Grant Top 5 Finalist, and the 2018 Halstead Grant winner.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.