She completed her BA degree in Fine Arts in 2011. Having studied sculpture, photographing, stone cutting, lost wax casting,electroforming and contemporary jewellery, she decided to follow her interest and focus on more traditional goldsmithing techniques. She came to Florence, the most famous city of art and craftmanship in Italy, to study jewelry making and also attended to courses specialized in hand engraving and Florentine fret saw piercing with highly skilled rofessors.
Feb. 24, 2014 | Posted in Jewelry, Student Reports | Tags: Jewelry Making, S.K. | Language:
Reporter: S.K. | Course: Jewelry Making Course
1. A christmassy view from jewellery making classrooms window.
2. Jewellery making class, working tables and on backround there is a fusion place to make metal alloys, and on the back wall former students designs.
3. Jewellery making machines and chemicals; ultrasonic cleaner on left and acid for cleaning borax after soldering on middle and mola for grinding steel and iron on the right side.
4. A lightfull jewellery making classroom.
5. A students work; shaping a brass ring between iron punch and a tassello.
6. A students toolbox and jewellery making tools.
7. A students work; jewellery making student Masayo filing her leaf inspired silver pendant.
8. Jewellery making student Joanne drilling a sheet of brass to make a fret work pattern for her brooch.
9. Teacher Daniele showing to a student how to adjust the amount of oxigen and gas while making silver alloys.
10. A close up picture of a big torch and a crucible while student is melting her silver alloy.
11. Tools to shape metals, different size round punches, conic one for making bezels, molds to make wire with trafila, shaping cube for making tubes and a spina to hammer bigger objets.
12. A closeup picture for the ready first ring, with some files and a measuring tool on the backround.
13. Bristel and felt rolls for the final light grinding and polishing of the surface.
14. Fusion place with various sizes of crucibles for making gold and silver alloys.
15. My working place at the school. Down there is a layer to collect the precious metal powder, then a layer to solder and on the top of the bench there are some hand tools.
16. On friday mornings we have an art visit lesson, when we visit museums or churches in Florence and nearby, here we are visiting San Miniato church that has an amazing wiev for the city.
17. Art visit lesson teacher Andi telling about San Miniato.