Join us for the return of popular Indianapolis metalsmith and artist Chuck Bruce Studio JSD! Chuck's March 2018 workshop filled in less than a week, and the lucky students to snag seats had a wonderful time working with this amazing instructor!
Friday, November 16-Sunday November 18 9am-5pm
Students will construct a top inlaid 1/2 inch Cuff using sterling silver sheet, square wire, hard solder and Pripps flux, then add additional side design detail, form and top inlay stone. Students can bring basic silver tools (favorite jewelers saw, forging hammer, rawhide, etc) pocketknife or scribe, though all tools needed will be available to use. Students need to bring a slab or 4 pieces of tumbled rock to inlay. Bring something that calls you or is exceptional, it makes the cuff. Pattern stones do very well with plain colored stone. There will be rock available, but most people usually have something that is special already.
Lab Fee: Included in cost of the workshop - All Sterling Silver for Project (20 gauge sterling silver sheet, 10 gauge square sterling silver wire), all banding Sterling Silver, Fine Silver Granulation, pripps flux, silver hard wire solder, Antelope saw blades, glues for inlay, stabilizer glues, dusk masks, 3M and black craytec wheels on dremel points, green scrubby, pencil and disposable goods. Does include some banding stones and wood also. Preferred Prerequisites: Previous silver or soldering experience (Very Helpful) and Cabochons (not mandatory).
Chuck Bruce Bio: With a background in interior design and fashion merchandising, Chuck turned his passion to jewelry. He is faculty at various schools across the county, a regional artist for 16 years and is knowledgeable in cabochons, advanced chain making, chasing & repousse, cold connections, design, fold forming, gold, granulation, lost wax casting, mokume-gane, opals, inlay, intarsia, silver I & II, spool knitting and steel tools. An active member of Indiana Artisan, Indy Metalsmith, Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsman, and Society of Midwest Metalsmith. www.chuckbrucedesigns.com
To register call the studio at 616-607-2470 or visit https://www.studiojsd.com/visiting-artists.html