Fine Silver Granulation

Course Description

About this course

Granulation has long been revered for its intricate beauty and its mysterious quality. As students move through the process of creating, laying out, and fusing fine silver granules, a new twist will be introduced - the use of a unique flux formula that provides a wider temperature range in which to work. Each student will create a hydraulic domed and granulated ‘cabochon’ that will then be bezel or prong set in a sterling ring.

This workshop is perfect for students who want to learn the intricacies of granulation without the expense of working in gold. Anyone who wants to refine or redefine working on a ‘tiny’ scale could also benefit from this workshop.

Meet the Instructor

Ben Dory

Originally from Kansas City, Ben graduated with an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2014. While maintaining his studio practice he explored various avenues in the arts: technician, product design, non-profit programming, research, and workshops. Ben is currently the Visiting Professor in Metals at the University of Arkansas Little Rock’s Windgate Center for Art + Design. Represented by galleries in the United States, he also exhibits his work nationally and internationally.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $55 materials fee for this class that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes fine silver sheet, fine silver disc, sterling wire in various gauges, fine silver wire in various gauges, rotary tools, copper carbonate, zinc oxide, and other miscellaneous materials need for the workshop process. 

Students should bring 

If you wish, you can bring 22k or 24k gold wire to make granules. The Metalwerx studio has most of the following for use or purchase, but you are invited to bring your own if you do not want to share with other students: 

  • eye, nose, mouth, and ear protection
  • writing/drawing supplies
  • other workshop materials/tools you enjoy using

Tuition

$530.00 $503.50
5% discount until June 24

Materials Cost

$55.00

Instructor

Ben Dory

Dates

July 24 -26, 2020

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

3 days

Level 
Basic and above
Location 
Metalwerx
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