Jewelry 1

Course Description

About this course

This weekly class presents students with the fundamentals of jewelry and metalsmithing skills. Among the many techniques that will be covered, students will learn how to effectively shape, join, polish, texture, and patina metal. Other jewelry techniques such as stone setting will be touched on briefly as well. Discussions about metal alloys and their applications in jewelry making will take place throughout the session and students will learn the “whys” and “hows” of metal as they are working with it. Students can expect to walk away with many samples, at least one piece of wearable jewelry, and the skills required to produce further work.

Meet the Instructor

Joy Raskin

Joy Raskin has been a silversmith since 1984 and has exhibits throughout the United States, Ireland and New Zealand, showcasing both her jewelry and flatware designs. Joy is a native of New Hampshire, having attended public schools in Manchester and Concord and was accepted as a member of the League of NH Craftsmen while still in high school. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Joy is an instructor at Metalwerx in Waltham, MA, The Craft Center in NH, Sharon Art Center, and many other schools.

Joy has received many awards for her work. She was commissioned by the NH State Council on the Arts to create the Cultural Access Award for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts in 2001. Her work is included in many collections, including the White House and Smithsonian Institution. Joy's work is found in multiple galleries throughout New England, including the League of NH Craftsmen Galleries, Boston Society of Arts & Crafts, Guilford Art Center, Millbrook Gallery, and others.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $55 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes sheet metal and wire in copper, brass, and sterling silver, as well as various tools and rotary attachments needed to complete exercises and projects. 

Students should bring 
  • sketchbook and writing utensil
  • fine tipped permanent marker
  • OPTIONAL: personal cabochons



Materials Cost



Joy Raskin


September 16 -November 11, 2020

Weekly on Wednesday


1:30 PM -4:30 PM


9 weeks

Make-up dates 
November 18
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