Course: Jewelry Making
Program: Master Course
Period: Sep. 3, 2018 - Apr. 26, 2019
Kelsey is a goldsmith and jewellery designer from Canada. She has been making jewellery in various capacities her entire life. Over the years her work has evolved from simple plier work, into more complex fine jewellery construction. She has studied jewellery making at numerous institutions around the world and completed several apprenticeships under Master goldsmiths. She is thrilled to be a scholarship recipient of the Accademia Riaci’s International Art & Design Competition, and looks forward to learning from the Italian Masters in the year to come.
Feb. 04, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , Student Reports | Tags:Kelsey MERKELY, Jewelry | Language:
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Here I am preparing my silver earrings for engraving.
Our engraving teacher shows us how to move the engraving knife to make lines in the metal that complement the shape of our earrings.
James and the engraving master discuss the process of engraving.
One earring is finished!
Here I am annealing my metal. I use my mouth to provide oxygen to the torch.
Building the next project – a signet ring.
Here I am soldering the components of the signet ring together.
A photo of myself working in the studio.
James uses the rolling mill to flatten and thin his silver.
Ai, works on filing her ring.
Beautiful art in a window display.