Thanks to the generosity of Sunstone Engineering, we are thrilled to be welcoming Jeff Georgantes for a one-day introduction to the wonders of pulse arc welding using Orion Precision Pulse Arc Welders. Precision welding technology has revolutionized the fabrication process for jewelers and metalsmiths. The need for clamps and tweezers has almost entirely been eliminated – one can just hold parts together and weld them into position. It can happen right next to stones or other heat-sensitive materials – and since all welding is under a microscope, the detail is incredible. While welding is not a replacement for the torch and traditional soldering, it is a life- and practice-changing complement to the torch.
This class will cover the basics of pulse arc welding, how to integrate the technology into traditional jewelry-making techniques, and a pile of tips and tricks to help you reimagine how your work is created. Sunstone Engineering is generously supplying a full range of Orion Precision Pulse Arc Welders for this workshop, and every student will get individual mentoring about how this transformative technology can open the door to exciting new ways of making jewelry. Even if you don’t think you’ll be adding a welder to your own studio, this one-day workshop is a unique opportunity to reimagine your ideas about jewelry fabrication. Plus (spoiler alert!) The Makery is planning to add this technology to our studio, and this workshop is an essential first step for our students in learning how to make the best use of the new equipment.
This class is open to all levels! We will primarily be creating technical samples with different metals on each different welder, but over the course of the day we’ll make one fun finished piece: a reimagined stainless steel utensil. Everything is provided – just bring eye magnification and be ready to have fun!
Workshop Fee: $240
Materials Fee: $45
(taxable and payable at the time of the workshop)
Monday, June 24, 2019
9:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
Please be sure to read our Terms and Conditions before registering!
ABOUT JEFF GEORGANTES
JEFF GEORGANTES has an MFA in Jewelry/Metals from CSU, Fullerton and a BA in Art and a MA in Sculpture, both from CSU, Humboldt. He taught Art at College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA, for fifteen years and has taught numerous visiting artist workshops across the USA. He helped develop and coordinate the Jewelry/Metals program at the Mendocino Art Center from the early 1990s until 2005 when he started his position as head of the Jewelry/Metals program at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Learn more about Jeff and his work at www.jeffgeorgantes.com