2022 Workshop Program


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Class #8

A Ring Thing

James Viste

July 21 | 9 - 4


This fast-paced class will be an introduction to jewelry fabrication techniques with metalsmith/blacksmith James Viste. It will focus on the production of a wearable fitted sterling silver ring of your design. Techniques will include sawing, filing, soldering and a variety of texturing and stamping methods to make each piece unique. Eager students should plan to leave the class wearing their products.

James Viste was raised on a farm in Wisconsin, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Master of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He is a nationally known blacksmithing demonstrator and exhibitor and has participated in several national Ironwork Restoration Projects, including Cranbrook Educational Community and the Detroit Institute of Arts. He is currently the Manager of Edgewise Forge LLC.

Tuition: $125 (lunch included)
Materials Fee: $10 payable to The Clearing at registration for silver, silver solder, saw blades and supplies.
Shop Fee: $10 payable to The Clearing at registration for silver, silver solder, saw blades and supplies.
Location: Forge Building at The Clearing, 12103 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay



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