Silver I


VALERIE LAMOTT - SILVER I (Waiting List Only! Call for Class Availability)

This class is for beginner and intermediate level silversmiths. We will cover safety in the studio, basic tool use, sawing, piercing, filing, and hammering /texturing, sweat soldering, bezel setting cabochons and finishing/polishing. There will be an emphasis on sawing/piercing design in this class and students will be able to work on their own design with guidance. The number of pieces finished will depend on the complexity of designs chosen. Lab fee includes solder, flux, saw blades, sterling silver for first project copper for practice soldering and educational items. Silver and cabochons will be available for purchase at current market prices.

Lab Fee: $100.00

Estimated Materials Cost: $50+

Prerequisites: None

Register: Waiting List Only! Call for Class Availability



After spending all day destroying things as a Quality Engineer, Valerie began metalsmithing classes in the evenings to focus more on creating things. In 2013 she moved to South Carolina and transitioned into creating jewelry full time. Her work can be found in galleries in the South and Midwest and at many art shows. Often inspired by nature and travel, Valeries work uses a variety of techniquespiercings, etching, stone setting, enameling, chasing, casting, etc. Valerie is most interested in the process of how things are made and enjoys the challenge of making a vision a reality.