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    Lawton.two cuffs in silver and copper
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    Lawton.bead samples
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    Lawton.Four cuffs
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    Lawton.dark bowl closed
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    Lawton.dark bowl open
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    Lawton.bracelet samples
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    Lawton.bowl sample
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    Lawton.three rings with stones
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    Lawton.twisted forged pin

Directed Studio Practice

This weekly class is an opportunity for students to work on independent projects, with answers to questions and guidance offered by an experienced instructor. Finish up projects hiding in your bench. Get advice and delve into those designs swirling around in your head or as pieces scattered about your bench! Or simply level up your previously learned skillsets. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success. Students discuss and critique designs one-on-one with the instructor, as well as in a group if desired. 

Directed Studio Practice is led by instructors each with their own specialized skills and expertise. Technical demonstrations will respond to participants' interests and needs; cabochon stone setting, ergonomics for hammering techniques, synclastic forming, bracelets, ring, and pendant creations, unique metal bead shape, vessel raising, and fold forming are among the many possibilities.

This particular version of Directed Studio Practice will be open to students with a Jewelry 1 and above level skillset. 

Meet the instructor

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Diane received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1983. She has continued to expand her skills and artistic horizons in her studio in Woburn, Massachusetts, and also in advanced jewelry and silversmithing classes at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Diane favorite techniques include fabricating mokume, pave settings, raising, hot twisting, and soldered applique.


Materials & Tools

There is a $10 lab fee per student for the use of common supplies such as flux, solder, gas, etc. which is paybale upon registration. Tools and equipment are available to use during class. Supplies for projects are provided by students but the instructor is happy to offer guidance before ordering. 

Students should bring
  • your own materials / supplies / projects

  • studio apron

  • studio towel

  • notebook or sketchpad

  • pen or pencil

  • closed-toe shoes - required in the Metalwerx studio


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