Purchase a Gift Certificate for a friend or loved one!
Below are workshop and course option Gift Certificates. Once you pay for your gift certificate you will be sent a link where you can download, and print out a pdf of the certificate purchased. Please ensure your Giftee reads and understands how the certificate works (instructions are included in the PDF).
Ring band workshop, Saturday 12pm-3pm January thru April (please check schedule in the new year) $88.00pp
Learn how to properly measure for your finger, handsaw, anneal Sterling silver, add texture with hammers, steel stamps, or Rolling mill. Form, solder and finish to matte or high polish and leave this workshop with a beautiful sterling silver ring band!
All materials included: Sterling for 1 ring band. No experience necessary!
METAL + GLASS 4wk: Next course starts up Monday, January 8th Form • Fabricate • Cast • Fuse – Learn basic Goldsmithing – 6:30-9:30pm,
Glass Kiln forming workshop December or January or ? $380pp+(optional) lab fee This intensive class introduces fundamental concepts of creating glass objects in the kiln either through lost wax casting, Pate de Verre or a combination of the two.
Full description under Glass Workshops
Other dates (leave note or email your choice): February 17th-25th, March 24th-April 1st, April 7th-15th.
Students learn the basics of pâte de verre from start to finish while making a thin-walled, kiln formed bowl. Students have access to a broad palette of coloured frit (crushed glass) and samples to help predict and understand fired qualities. Demonstrations include various techniques of working with glass powders against the mold, working with color reactions, as well as how to back-fill a packed mold to support the walls of the piece during firing.
Special Ring band, Bezel & Prong setting classes
Thursday evening’s starting January 3rd in the new Queen street west location!
during Open Studio time
6:30pm-9:30pm 3 evenings
$225 per person includes materials for 1 ring (cabs not included)
Learn how to measure, fabricate and form ring bands, bezel/prong set cabochon stones, saw, and solder. Texture your metal designs using hammers, stamping tools, or by fusing/soldering cut-out shapes, small balls, metal shavings, etc., onto the band. Learn what annealing is and work hardening your metal. Students leave with beautiful, handmade, OOAK creations and the knowledge/skills to build more work!
A resource list of suppliers is included. Reserve your seat(s) soon!
fine silver bezel wire for a cabochon cut stone.
wire for prong-like settings or to use to as a bail for a pendant.
Students supply their own cabochon cut stones, crystals, rocks, etc. OR purchase a stone from SonaTona Gemstones when they visit the studio with their inventory! Visit @sonatona_gemstones and purchase from them ahead of the workshop. Note: we do not receive a kickback or percentage by sharing/hosting Sonatona_gemstones. We suggest their stones because they are beautiful and Sonatona are lovely people to work with! Plus, they’re local! 🙂
Register with 3 or more friends and receive 10% off (each seat).
If you are interested in a more ‘customized’ Gift Certificate please, email me and we can discuss options, interests, etc. 🙂