Soldering Techniques class October 8 at Silver Peak Studio in Louisville

Soldering Techniques - October 8

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Do you struggle with soldering?  Once you increase your confidence with soldering, no matter what the project, jewelry fabrication becomes a lot more fun! 

Many metalsmiths struggle with becoming proficient in soldering. Without proper guidance and practice, it is difficult to progress in this very important aspect of creating metal jewelry. This essential "technique only" workshop is specifically designed to foster an atmosphere of learning and support so that you can tackle any soldering challenge.

We will cover:

  • the basic principles of soldering
  • how different metals behave during soldering
  • which solders to use for different pieces
  • practice 7 different soldering techniques: sweat soldering, solder inlay, 3D soldering, ring soldering, post soldering, and butt-joint soldering

Class Duration: 8 hours with a 30 minute break for lunch

Prerequisite: Metals 1, Intro to Metalsmithing, or equivalent

Last day to cancel for a full refund or credit is October 1, 2023.  After this date, no refunds or credits will be given. No exceptions. Please review our FAQ page for directions and dress code.  By registering for the class you agree to our policies and dress code. 

Tools and Materials

Tools are provided.

Materials kit: $25 cash (exact change please), Venmo, or check payable to Silver Peak Studio. This is due at time of class.

About the instructor, Alec Schweiger

Alec Schweiger bio picAlec has an MFA with an emphasis in Metals and Jewelry from Colorado State University-Fort Collins, and has been teaching metalsmithing at the collegiate level (CSU) since 2019.  He received a work study scholarship to the Penland School of Craft to study under Kim Cridler, as well as learning from Navajo Silversmithing masters Allison and Trent Lee.  

His "why" is described as being an extremely curious person who has always been driven to figure out how things work or how they are made.

Alec has a passion for teaching and is thrilled by the opportunity to share his experiences and skills.

A few of his favorite things are: disc golf, golf, and jamming to vinyl with his wife, Emma, and dog, Micah.