This workshop, taught "from scratch" by a professional metalsmith, will teach you basic metalsmithing skills you can do at home. Learn to saw, size, file, texture, stamp and patina your own sterling silver band ring! Please note: Please wear closed-toed shoes. No wire or metals experience required. Sterling silver included for one complete ring. Rings are made using sheet metal, not pre-cut blanks. Soldering is demonstrated but not taught in this class. Please bring safety glasses; if needed they are available for purchase from the studio for $5. This class is not for those interested in making wedding bands. Age
:This class is appropriate for ages 14+. Students between the ages of 14-18 must attend with parental permission.Location
This class will take place indoors at Studio 34 Creative Arts Learning Center
, located at 34 Elton St, Rochester, NY 14607
. The studio is located on the second floor of the largest of the three brick buildings on Elton St. Please use the entrance on the right side. Additional parking is located at the corner of Atlantic and Elton.Accessibility:
If you would like to request a sign language interpreter, if you or your partner will be attending class with an aide, or if you have any preferences or concerns regarding a disability, vision, hearing, hand dexterity, or mental health please fill out our contact form
.About the teacher
Maya Postell is a senior metalsmith faculty member and full time metalsmith. She has been teaching classes at Studio 34 for 5 years. Maya's body of work is botanical-themed, one of a kind, handmade jewelry crafted in silver and gold. Each piece is fabricated one by one from precious metals and castings of real plants.
Studio 34 is known for small class sizes to maximize student learning experience. Since opening in 2000, Studio 34 has welcomed more than 15,000 students, some traveling from around the world to take classes taught by their professional faculty and visiting artists from across the globe.
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