Soldering Intensive

August 5 - August 9, 2022

Soldering Intensive


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $65

Learn how to effectively solder small and large scale pieces! You will be introduced to a variety of techniques from pick to stick soldering. Build your confidence level with the torch by soldering samples of chain, bezel settings, a hinge, and a pressure fit box. You will develop an understanding of how to control the flame of the torch, what makes solder flow, and how to problem solve quickly. This workshop is open to all levels of soldering skills but it is encouraged that you have basic knowledge of jewelry and metalsmithing.

*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



Maureen Duffy

Maureen Duffy is a studio jewelry artist and professor who lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She is an adjunct Jewelry and Metalsmithing professor at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Towson University, and Rowan University. She also is an instructor at Fleisher Art Memorial, one of the oldest art centers in the country, where she has helped build the jewelry program. Maureen’s jewelry practice focuses on both production and one of a kind hand fabricated sterling silver and gold pieces that are inspired by the urban landscape patterns and textures.

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