Soldering Big and Small
This class will explain how to use a torch with two gases in many different soldering techniques via stick and pick-up soldering. We will cover the basics of soldering a simple hollow form, a small wire to a larger sheet, balls to wires and sheet, jump rings to larger pieces, jump rings as connecters, small open wire work, sweat soldering (applique), making a simple hinge, balling wire to use as a connecter/bead holder, soldering a bezel, and annealing. Although it seems like a lot to cover in a short amount of time, students will quickly learn how to use the heat of the torch to accomplish their goals (….of course with practice, too!).
Joanna Gollberg received her A.A.S. in Jewelry Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1997. She has been a self-employed studio jeweler for 20 years, selling her work at craft & jewelry galleries and fine craft shows in the US. She has authored four books on making jewelry (all published by Lark Books), and her work has been included in numerous publications, such as Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament Magazine, 20th Century Jewelers, and 500 Wedding Rings. She teaches jewelry making for metalsmithing groups, and craft schools, such as Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and Haystack Craft School.
Faculty: Joanna Gollberg
Dates: June 13 – 17, 2022
Tuition, room and board: $1,565
Lab Fee: $65
Skill Level: Beginner (No previous experience working with metals)
Enrollment limited to 10 students