Let's Talk Tools and Equipment!
In this virtual lecture-style workshop, Metalwerx’s studio manager William Vanaria will discuss the ins and outs of tools and equipment used in the jewelry studio. Some of the major talking points include: what tools/equipment to prioritize buying, specific tool/equipment recommendations, how to buy used equipment, caring for and maintaining your tools/equipment, considerations when setting up a jewelry making workspace, and more. There will also be a live question and answer segment where you get advice for tool, equipment, and studio related queries.
Meet the instructor
William Vanaria is a Massachusetts based artist with a penchant for oddball materials. His work utilizes traditional metalsmithing techniques and a wide verity of non-traditional materials to produce jewelry which both questions and comments on notions of romanticism, value, fakery, and the hierarchy of materials present within modern day consumer culture. Through his work he pushes for a broader system of value which has been formulated though experience, consideration, and critical thinking.
William received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a concentration in "Jewelry & Metalsmithing" in 2012. Afterwards, he spent time working within the jewelry industry and volunteering as a teacher's assistant for various art institutions. He found that the latter was much more fulfilling, so he went on to further his education within the arts and to pursue a career in teaching. William received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth in 2016; once again with a concentration in "Jewelry & Metalsmithing."
Materials & Tools
The instructor will provide a list of items covered during this workshop.