Experimental Joinery in Steel – Pulse Arc & Gas Welding

May 21 - May 22, 2022

Experimental Joinery in Steel – Pulse Arc & Gas Welding


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $355
Material Fee: $55

In this workshop, you will explore the possibilities of ferrous metal in jewelry – an increasingly popular material used in the jewelry field because of its strength, versatility, and accessibility. Demonstrations in multiple joinery techniques such as soldering, gas welding, and micro-welding steel will help you transform the edges and surfaces of steel in various ways. You will become familiar with the state-of-the-art Orion Pulse Arc Welding system and learn about its many jewelry applications. Participants taking this course should have knowledge of basic sawing, and soldering skills.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Cathryn Jasterzbski

Cathryn Jasterzbski is a goldsmith and metalsmith from the Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York. She completed a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and a BS in Art Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz and her MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design. Through jewelry, she explores her working-class upbringing as it relates to her contemporary jewelry practice. Her research is built upon theory relating to class construction, working-class identity, and repair. Cathryn’s attention to ethical metalsmithing drives her artistic practice — through her use of reclaimed metal, she welds steel in the format of jewelry and reflects on the collision of class structures present in her life. Cathryn has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Snow Farm New England Craft Program, and the 92nd Street Y. She was an artist in residence at the Baltimore Jewelry Center in 2019 and is the recipient of the Marzee Graduate Prize, Galerie Marzee – Nijmegen, Netherlands 2019 as well as the Ethical Metalsmiths Emerging Artist Award 2019. In 2020, her work was featured in Munich Jewelry Week’s exhibition, Schmuck 2020. Presently, Cathryn is instructing a jewelry and textile program in the Hudson Valley, NY while continuing to make her work in her personal studio.

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