Class Instructor: Joe Silvera

Joe Silvera

JOE SILVERA and his wife Anat are founders of the Silvera Jewelry School. His classes provide a great foundation in the fundamental skills of jewelry, mixed with laughter and creativity.

Originally a fine arts major, Joe switched majors during college and graduated with a BFA in Metalsmithing in 1991. He then became an apprentice and went to work in the jewelry trade, first as a goldsmith, then as a wax carver. He sold his jewelry for decades at craft shows, galleries and shops. Joe has over 30 years of jewelry and teaching experience.

He is the author of the jewelry books, Soldering Made Simple: Easy Techniques for the Kitchen-Table Jeweler, which has sold over 45,000 copies, and Soldering Beyond the Basics.

Joe has also contributed articles to jewelry magazines and is a presenter on several jewelry dvds and online videos, including Soldering Made Simple and Soldering Beyond the Basics. 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 scale sculptures of animals, flowers and more.

 

 

Classes Taught By Joe Silvera:

Alternative Settings for Enamels and Other Objects
Fri. Nov 18, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sat. Nov 19, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Nov 20, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)

Argentium Ring
Sat. Dec 17, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)

Brooch Back Mountings
Thu. Jan 12, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Jan 19, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Jan 26, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Feb 2, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)

Fused and Amused
Thu. Nov 3, 2PM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Nov 10, 2PM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Nov 17, 2PM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)

Gold and Silver
Thu. Oct 13, 10:30AM - 1:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Oct 20, 10:30AM - 1:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Fri. Feb 24, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)

Hydraulic Press
Wed. Oct 19, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)

Intro to Soldering - Stack Rings
Fri. Oct 28, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Fri. Jan 20, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Fri. Mar 3, 10:30AM - 1:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Fri. May 19, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)

Jewelry 1 - Basics
Sat. Oct 15, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Oct 16, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Oct 27, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Nov 3, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sat. Nov 5, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Nov 6, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Nov 10, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Nov 17, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Jan 11, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Jan 18, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Jan 25, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Feb 1, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sat. Feb 11, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Feb 12, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sat. Apr 8, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Apr 9, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. May 16, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. May 23, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. May 30, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. Jun 6, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)

Jewelry 2 - Chain and Prong Setting
Tue. Oct 4, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Dec 1, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Dec 8, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Dec 15, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Dec 22, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Feb 8, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Feb 15, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sat. Feb 18, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Feb 19, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Feb 22, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Mar 1, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)

Jewelry 3 - Bezels, Borders and Overlay
Tue. Oct 11, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. Oct 18, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. Oct 25, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. Nov 1, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. Nov 8, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. Nov 15, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Jan 5, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Jan 12, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Jan 19, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Jan 26, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Feb 2, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Feb 9, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Mar 8, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Mar 15, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Mar 22, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Mar 29, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Apr 5, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Apr 12, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)

Jewelry 4 - Ingots, Forging and Hollow Forms
Tue. Nov 29, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. Dec 6, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. Dec 13, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Tue. Dec 20, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Feb 16, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Feb 23, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Mar 2, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Mar 9, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Apr 19, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. May 3, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. May 10, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. May 17, 10AM - 1PM PT (Pacific Time)

Jewelry 5 - Bracelets, Hinges and Clasps
Thu. Mar 16, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Mar 23, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Mar 30, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Apr 6, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Apr 13, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Apr 20, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)

Jewelry 6 - Gold
Thu. May 18, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. May 25, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)

Lost Wax Casting 1 - Basics
Fri. Nov 25, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sat. Nov 26, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Nov 27, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Fri. Jan 6, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sat. Jan 7, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Jan 8, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Mar 15, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Mar 22, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Mar 29, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Apr 5, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Apr 12, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sat. May 27, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. May 28, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Mon. May 29, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)

Lost Wax Casting 2 - Molds and Found Objects
Wed. Oct 12, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Oct 19, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Oct 26, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Nov 2, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)

Lost Wax Casting 3 - Stone Setting in Wax
Wed. Nov 9, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Nov 16, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Nov 23, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Nov 30, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Dec 7, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)

Lost Wax Casting 4 - Figurative Wax Carving
Wed. Jan 4, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Jan 11, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Jan 18, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Jan 25, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Feb 1, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)

Lost Wax Casting 5 - Boxes, Hollow Forms and Mitsuro Hikime
Wed. Feb 8, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Feb 15, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Feb 22, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Mar 1, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Wed. Mar 8, 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Fri. Apr 14, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sat. Apr 15, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Apr 16, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)

Polish and Finish
Thu. Dec 15, 10:30AM - 1:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thu. Dec 22, 10:30AM - 1:30PM PT (Pacific Time)

Stone Setting: Open Bezels, Free Form Prongs, and Thick Bezels
Sat. Oct 29, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Oct 30, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)

Stone Setting: Tube, Flush and Prong
Fri. Dec 9, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sat. Dec 10, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Dec 11, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Fri. Mar 24, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sat. Mar 25, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sun. Mar 26, 10AM - 5PM PT (Pacific Time)