Soldering Tips and Tricks

Course Description

About this course

Put your soldering struggles behind you with a set of troubleshooting tips and tricks aimed at helping you take charge of the torch. Learn numerous ways to implement these new flame skills and even how to properly manage your own soldering torch and tank, in this one day workshop which cover basic to advanced soldering fundamentals. Several methods and techniques will be introduced, from different types of solder joints to unique ways of connecting hard to reach seams. This workshop is ideal for anyone seeking to improve their skills at the torch and brush up on soldering know-how. 

Students are invited to bring in any soldering projects that may be daunting or unapproachable for a step-by-step tutorial on how to best approach the project. Acetylene torches and the oxy-acetylene Little Torch will be used during class. Suggestions on how to cater a home studio soldering setup to your own unique needs will be given, so come prepared to ask questions! 

To promote safe working conditions, class will meet for 3 hours on August 17th and 3 hours on August 18th. 

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 $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 the necessary workshop exercises. 

Students should bring 
  • any problem soldering jobs, any work that needs multiple torches to get soldered, and any project designs that need soldering suggestions for the future. Projects can be any metal from gold, silver, copper, and brass to bronze and nickel.



Materials Cost



Joy Raskin


August 17 -18, 2020


10:00 AM -1:00 PM


2 days

Basic and above
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