Soldering Tips and Tricks

Course Description

About this course

Ever struggle with soldering and wish you had a set of troubleshooting tricks to help? Not sure how to set up your own soldering torch and tank? This one day workshop will cover all the soldering basics to advanced, from butt joints to stick soldering, to supporting metal to solder hard to reach solder joints. We will work on soldering and help you gain confidence in your soldering skills.   Great for those who have been taking jewelry classes but want to improve on soldering as well as those who want to understand soldering.

Bring in your problem soldering jobs and we will work on ways to solder them. We will be using acetylene/air torches and oxygen/acetylene Little Torch.   You can even bring your own soldering setup if you need further instructions on how to effectively use it.

Meet the Instructor

Joy Raskin

Joy Raskin has been a silversmith since 1984, and has exhibited 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. She 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 at Dartmouth. Joy is an instructor at Metalwerx in Waltham, MA, The Craft Center in NH, Sharon Art Center and many other schools. Joy also teaches workshops on jewelry making, metalsmithing, wireweaving, and various metal techniques at craft programs throughout New England. She also works as a goldsmith for a local gallery and is enjoying working with high tech tools such as the laser welder.

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 $15 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes plenty of sheet and wire solder to practice and complete exercises with. 

Students should bring 
  • Bring in any problem soldering jobs, any work that needs to be soldered, and any projects that needs soldering tips or help. Can be all metals from gold, silver, copper, brass, bronze, nickel.



Materials Cost



Joy Raskin


December 16, 2018


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


1 day

Basic and above
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