This course is for students who have taken a beginning jewelry class and have a basic skill set of sawing, filing, and soldering. The technical demonstrations given during this course will include mechanisms, stone settings, catches and clasps as well as various casting techniques such as: cuttlefish bone, water, and straw. In conjunction with developing their technical abilities students will also be asked to develop their concept with the pieces they make. Referencing historical and contemporary sources to do so. The final works in this course are expected to display an accumulation of technical and conceptual knowledge developed through the semester. The projects to be completed may include; a brooch series, necklace and a small container or independent research project.
NOTE: This course runs through SRISA's external partners at Lab.Fi that collects their own materials fees. Anticipated materials fees are around 250 Euro to be paid to the external partner. SRISA students may take up to 1 course through an external partner.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. Unless otherwise specified there is no need to bring consumable supplies with you. On the first day of class your professor will inform you of materials needed and where to get them in Florence.