Industrial Resources for the Studio Artist

August 13 - August 17, 2021

Industrial Resources for the Studio Artist


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $30

Most studio jewelers find it necessary to have a production line of more affordable work. We’ll use hand processes to design and fabricate production prototypes. Learn about easily accessible industrial processes including casting, plating, laser and waterjet cutting, commercial photoetching, rapid prototyping, spinning and more. While we will be focused primarily on jewelry processes, artists in other mediums and scales, such as sculpture are welcome. No knowledge of digital technology is needed.

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



Donald Friedlich

A leading figure in contemporary jewelry, Donald Friedlich received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and served a term as President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). He has lectured at conferences and universities and taught workshops all over the world. In 2016 he was the keynote speaker at the SNAG conference in Asheville, NC and was a Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist speaker at the Smithsonian. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Corning Museum of Glass and many others.

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