Jewelry & Metalsmithing
The 1,232-square-foot instructional spaces in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing area include a general-purpose jewelry studio and one hammer/casting room designed to accommodate most casting and fabrication jewelry/metalsmithing processes.
This room is equipped with soldering stations with acetylene and oxygen/acetylene torches, a manual rolling mill, a hydraulic die forming press, guillotine shears, a drill press, and two flex shaft stations. In addition, the facility is equipped with non-cyanide plating, electro-forming, an acid etching station, and a storage cabinet for patinas and other chemicals.
There are worktables for 12-15 students. Each work station has a small metal vise, several overhead electrical outlets, and a storage units for students’ supplies and artwork. Additional storage units for students are available in the hallway.
This room includes a variety of forming and casting equipment. This includes a variety of hand tools such as forming stakes, mandrels, an anvil and several pitch pots for forming and hollow construction processes, as well as, a dual sided buffing cabinet for polishing. In addition, the room is equipped with both centrifugal and vacuum casting equipment and a cabinet with various other equipment needed to create wax forms in preparation for the lost wax casting process.