Introduction to Soldering

August 25 - August 29, 2023

Introduction to Soldering


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $735
Material Fee: $80

In this workshop, you will learn soldering, a fusing technique used to combine one or more metals to each other. You will be introduced to various tempers of alloyed solder and how best to use them to join multiple pieces of metal in order to make charms, rings, earrings, containers, and small sculptures. Topics will include: piercing, filing, ring-forming, forging, soldering with a torch, bend-and-score techniques, simple prong settings, patination, finishing, and polishing. Additional topics may be explored in class depending on participants’’ projects. This workshop is open to all levels: beginners are welcome and intermediate jewelers and metalsmiths may take this class as a way to build upon existing skills and to create new projects.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: 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



Ellyse Bendillo

Ellyse Bendillo has a BFA in Jewelry and CAD Design from Tyler School of Arts. She has worked on Philadelphia’s historic “Jeweler’s Row” for the past 6 years, working primarily in gold, silver, and platinum production and repair with a focus on antique enamel restoration. Her restoration work requires a precision and attention to detail that is seen in her own pieces. She combines expert soldering with creative cold connections to join glass enamel creations with fabricated frames. Ellyse teaches workshops locally at Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, and co-manages a private studio space in the city that provides affordable work-space to emerging jewelry artists. She was recently awarded a 1-month residency at the Baltimore Jewelry Center, which she will be attending in February 2024.

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