The University of the arts

Jewelry Design + Metalsmithing
The University of the Arts

CE 1502N 01 Jewelry Design + Metalsmithing

CE 1502N 01

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Kaitlin Kerr



Spring 2018

  • (Feb. 1 to Apr. 12)
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • Tuition: $430 / Fees: $60
In this course, acquire working knowledge of jewelry artistry and fabrication skills. Techniques commonly used in jewelry and metalsmithing: sawing, piercing, soldering, basic stone setting, forming and finishing are explored through the creation of individual projects. Design and fabricate pieces in the studio and examine contemporary trends in jewelry and metalsmithing. You should anticipate additional costs for materials based on the scope of individual projects.

Course Content

Have the skills to execute metalsmithing techniques such as, piercing, filing, forming, soldering, etc. You will be able to identify different types of metals, their gauges and properties and how they can be used in jewelry/metals projects. You will gain the preliminary understanding of metalsmithing along with good studio practices.

What will you do in class?

  • Demonstrations
  • Hands on Studio Practice
  • Presentations
  • Critiques

What topics will be covered?

  • Piercing, filing, pin findings
  • Salt water etching
  • Tube set stones
  • Patinas, Solid and tube rivets
  • Round and flat wire rings
  • Bezel construction
  • Stone setting
  • Finishing techniques


For the first session bring a means of taking notes and an Ultra Fine Point Sharpie Marker. You will be able to purchase materials for projects from the school shop, prices will be determined by the scope of your projects.

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