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Mastering Silver and Stone – G210842

Join master silversmiths in an immersive class in advanced silversmithing and lapidary. This is a hands-on course in silver jewelry-making for students with advanced silversmith skills. This class will provide advanced students the opportunity to work alongside other experienced jewelry-makers in furthering their skills and exploring new techniques. Studio work will be supplemented by demonstrations and discussions and guest instructors.

Students will practice a variety of silversmithing techniques such as lapidary and channel inlay bracelet construction and silver Tufa casting and will leave with multiple pieces of wearable art.

We are very excited to have the opportunity to help expand students’ silversmithing, stone-inlay and silver casting techniques. The fully-equipped Ghost Ranch silversmith studio provides a wonderful opportunity for students to hone their skills in silver jewelry-making in a beautiful location with a long history in the creative arts. The camaraderie of working with other experienced silver artists provides a unique opportunity for personal growth and enhanced creativity.

Ghost Ranch is a place of beauty and serenity that nurtures the creative spirit in everyone it touches. This is an intermediate/advanced course in jewelry-making and lapidary for students who already have basic silversmith skills. In order to be fair for all students in the class, prior instructor approval before enrollment is required to ensure that students have the minimum necessary skills for this class. (click here to complete the application for prior approval.) T

he studio is equipped with all the needed tools, supplies and equipment. Students may bring their own hand-tools, stones, and silver supplies, if desired. Sliver used in class projects can be purchased at the studio. Note: Students should expect to spend between $100 – $300 or more on silver for the week, unless brought from home – this cost is NOT included in the class fee and will be paid at the end of class.

Sunday-Saturday, August 22-28

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Virtual Events: Payments made for Virtual Events are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event, recordings will be made available to you after the event. For events with multiple sessions, every attempt will be made to make the session(s) available to you before the next scheduled session.

In-Person Events: During this Covid-19 pandemic period, written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January term. If the cancellation is Covid-related and is received less than 45 days prior to your start date, your funds will be left on deposit for another ghost ranch workshop or future stay or you can make it a full donation to support us through this unique business period.

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

In-person workshops begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed.

Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.

During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
  • During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?

Private bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy

Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.

Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.

Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

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Instructors

  • Jamie Halpern
    Jamie Halpern

    Jamie Halpern is an accomplished silversmith, lapidary artist and metalsmith instructor. His work reflects southwestern art and jewelry-making styles and is influenced by travels throughout the United States, the South Pacific and Europe. Working with silver and colorful semi-precious stones through metal fabrication and inlay, and through his teachings with beginning and advanced jewelry students and artists, Jamie celebrates creativity and personal exploration and nurtures artistic expression. His jewelry is sold through private commissions. He has taught silversmithing and lapidary art at Ghost Ranch for a number of years to rave reviews and testaments to how professional pieces can be crafted with focused time. Examples of Jamie’s work can be found at: Jehalpernjewelry.com.

  • Steve Wikviya LaRance
    Steve Wikviya LaRance

    Steve Wikviya LaRance is an acclaimed artist of Hopi descent. He has studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe NM. He has exhibited his work and won numerous awards at some of the most prestigious Native American Art shows in the nation including The Heard Museum Indian Market (Phoenix, AZ), Eiteljorg Museum Native Arts Market ( Indianapolis, IN), National Museum of the American Indian ( Washington DC) and the Santa Fe Indian Market.

    His work is on exhibit at many prestigious institutions — in the Arizona State Museum (Tucson, AZ), Linden Museum ( Stuttgart, Germany), Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ( Santa Fe, NM), National Museum of Turkmenistan ( Ashgabat, Turkmenistan), among others.

    Mr. LaRance creates unique one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces utilizing the Tufa Cast technique originating from the metal smiths of the Native Southwest. This casting technique uses the volcanic Tufa stone found in the region. The tufa serves as the mold in which creative designs are carved by hand into the tufa. Molten silver is then poured or cast into the tufa molds to create beautifully textured artistic creations in jewelry.

    Steve’s work is found in many private and public collections throughout the world. Please join Steve in this artistic journey

Date

Aug 22 - 28 2021

Cost

$625.00

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