Learn how to create unlimited, unique textures in metal! In this technique-based class, students will learn how to fuse sterling silver, which involves heat and flux (no solder) to create a single piece of textured metal (instead of solder, which joins 2 pieces of metal together). These textured sheets of metal can then be used for any piece of jewelry. Design options will be discussed.
Class Duration: 5 hours with a 30-minute lunch break
Prerequisites: Metals 1 or equivalent
Tools and Materials:
Tools will be provided. You need to bring your own mask as well as a N95 or KN95 mask to wear when working with powdered enamel. If you do not have one, we have KN95 masks for sale for $5 each.
Materials Kit fee (cash, check, or Venmo payable to instructor): $40 which will include 3" x 3" piece of sterling silver in 24 gauge, special flux, and studio materials. Cash, check or Venmo accepted.
The last day to cancel for a full refund is February 20, 2022. We will email you 5 days before class with all the details that you need for the start of class.
About the Instructor, Jen Lesea-Ames
A former exercise physiologist and triathlete, Jen retired from her fitness career after receiving a diagnosis of hip dysplasia and decided to go full-time with her jewelry business in 2014. Wanting more of a challenge after stringing beads for three years, she studied metalsmithing at the Denver School of Metal Arts (now called Denver Jewelry Studio). When she took a fusing sterling silver class with Nancy Blair at DSMA, she fell in love with the technique, and this became the foundation for her unique jewelry designs in fused sterling silver.
With over 8 years of experience fusing sterling silver, Jen is best known for her Mountain collection, which is sold through the national catalog, Uncommon Goods.