Bezel Setting

This workshop will focus on the basic skills needed to create traditional bezel settings. Techniques will include basic forming, silver soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and of course stone setting. Participants will walk away with a one-of-a-kind ring or pendant, and a foundation of traditional metalsmithing and jewelry-making skills.

Work by Joshua Kosker

About the Course

Class size is limited to 12 participants.

This workshop will focus on the basic skills needed to create traditional bezel settings. Using silver sheet and wire, participants will explore bezel setting techniques and the approaches used to... See more incorporate cabochon stones in jewelry. The instructor will present a variety of metal forming and fabrication techniques, such as basic forming, silver soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and of course stone setting. Applying these processes, participants will walk away with a one-of-a-kind ring or pendant, and a foundation of traditional metalsmithing and jewelry-making skills.

There will be a short break during each workshop—bring your own lunch or snacks.

Instructor: Joshua Kosker is a contemporary artist/jeweler and educator, whose research fuses traditional craft practices with experimental materials and processes. Kosker exhibits nationally and internationally, and his work has been published in numerous books and periodicals. He was the recipient of the Ethical Metalsmiths Emerging Artist Award in 2014, and has been awarded residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Raised in Western Pennsylvania, Kosker earned his MFA from Bowling Green State University, and his BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently he is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.


Course At-A-Glance

Fee:  $0.00
  Must be 18 or older
  Fee includes all materials
  Fee Does Not Include Lunch

Course Sections

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