Beginning Jewelry Fall 2019

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Beginning Jewelry Fall 2019



In this beginning level 6 week course students will learn basic jewelry fabrication techniques including sawing, filing, sanding, soldering, riveting and finishing. Skills taught in this course can be applied to a variety of jewelry forms including rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more. Students will complete multiple projects in this class while beginning to build a solid foundation of jewelry and metalworking skills. Limit 6 students. Classes meet 3 hours once a week. Cost: $300, most materials included.


Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm. September 9th - October 14th.


Smith Shop, 180 Victor St, Highland Park, MI 48203

Instructor Biography: 
Jayne DePotter began her love affair with metalsmithing as a student for seven years at Fritzwillis, a teaching studio located in Franklin, MI. In 2010, With her partner she purchased Fritzwillis and started Fritz and Friends. They offered high quality learning in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment in downtown Franklin for almost 10 years. During this time she was able to meet many talented artists who taught in their studio, including Amy Weiks. Unfortunately, Fritz and Friends is no more, but she is thrilled to continue teaching metalsmithing as a part of the Smith Shop team. She loves to teach beginners in metalsmithing, and enjoys the energy and excitement that results from their discovery of this wonderful art form. 

Prior to finding her passion for metalsmithing, she studied Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) for 5 years while living in Japan. She earned a teaching certification from the Sogetsu school of Ikebana in 2003.