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Joe Silvera

JOE SILVERA graduated with a BFA in Metalsmithing, worked as a goldsmith, and has over 25 years of jewelry and teaching experience. He is the author of the jewelry books, Soldering Made Simple: Easy Techniques for the Kitchen-Table Jeweler, now in its 6th edition, and Soldering Beyond the Basics. He has also contributed articles to jewelry magazines and is a presenter on several jewelry dvds and online videos. Joe has been a guest on television shows like Beads, Baubles and Jewels and Jewel School. His favorite technique is lost wax casting, with which he likes to carve detailed jewelry sculptures of animals, flowers and more. Joe teaches classes in Berkeley, California at Silvera Jewelry School. His classes provide a great foundation in the fundamental skills of jewelry, mixed with laughter and creativity. Find out more about Joe's work and career...

 


Classes Taught By Joe Silvera:
Basic Jewelry 1
Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 :: 8 week course
Forged Rings
Gold and Silver
Intro to Soldering - Stack Rings
Jewelry 3
Jewelry 3 & 4 :: 8 week course
Jewelry 4: Hollow Form Earrings
Jewelry 4: Rolling Mill & Casting Ingots
Lost Wax 2: Molds & Found Objects
Lost Wax 3: Stone Setting in Wax
Lost Wax Casting 1
Open Studio
Stone Setting 1: Tube, Flush, and Prongs
Stone Setting 2: Two-Sided Bezels, Free Form Prongs & Thick Bezels
Tool Making Workshop
Torches: Safety and Setup for the Studio

Joe Silvera