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.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. A complete list will be provided with the syllabus on the first day of class.