JUNE 1st - 3rd 2023 (3 DAYS)
This three-day workshop will incorporate Michael's technique for fusing gold patterns onto Argentium silver and torch setting stones. Students will use high karat gold and Argentium silver to make patterns that can then be incorporated into jewelry. Michael will explore various ways of fusing and setting stones as well as beads in place with the torch.
Use your newly created metal sheets in the next class with Michael, Stone on stone setting.
THE FOLLOWING CANCELLATION FEES WILL APPLY UNLESS WE CAN FILL YOUR SPOT FROM THE WAIT LIST.
$50 CANCELLATION FEE APPLIES TO ALL CANCELLATIONS.
$100 CANCELLATON FEE APPLIES TO CANCELLATIONS UP TO 1 MONTH PRIOR TO CLASS.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR CANCELLATIONS 14 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS.
Michael Boyd is a nationally renowned jewelry designer, metalsmith, and lapidary artist based in Pueblo and Salida, Colorado and is a co-owner of Cultureclash Gallery in downtown Salida. Using stone as his primary medium, Michael integrates metal into rock and enjoys finding creative ways to make this concept work in materials that range from simple river rock to gemstones combined with precious metals.
"My jewelry is a compilation of standard materials and processes aimed at a progressive and innovative use of unusual, rare, and traditional materials. In the collecting and choosing of stones, I am a colorist, and while cutting the stones, I define the form and structure. Using stone as a medium my goal is to blend and integrate these materials with the metal."