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Gold Fusing

October 30, 2022 - November 4, 2022

Edna Madera  ·  ednamadera.com


Workshop at a glance

An introduction to surface embellishment through fusing high-karat gold over silver.

Techniques

  • Fusing gold to silver
  • Creating workflows to execute student’s design
  • Heat control

Materials

  • High karat gold, 24k, 23.5k
  • Fine and sterling silver

Outcomes

  • Knowledge of metal preparation for successful gold fusing
  • Completed project with gold surface embellishment

Artist Bio

Edna Madera is a studio artist working in Kansas City, Missouri. She earned a BFA in metalsmithing from the School of Fine Art at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and her MFA in jewelry design and metalsmithing from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology while gaining experience as a jewelry instructor through a teaching assistantship. Madera has taught at the Penland School of Craft and Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. Her gold fusing work has earned the Award of Excellence at the American Craft Council Baltimore show and published in New Brooches: 400+ Designs in Contemporary Jewelry and SNAG Jewelry and Metals Survey.
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Workshop Description

This workshop will introduce students to surface embellishment through fusing high-karat gold over silver. The class will cover the basics and explore additional surface considerations, such as finish, texture, and patina, which will complement your own designs. Participants will also learn about roll-milling 24k gold, depletion gilding, tool and workspace setup, gold cutting, and torch fusing. Discussions will include prefabricated versus studio-made gold foils, workflow, and design experimentation. Open to all skill levels, however some comfort working with torches will be helpful.

COURSE FEE: $690



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