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He is author and illustrator of Creative Stonesetting, and has served as a technical consultant and contributing author for several contemporary jewelry texts including Metals Technic, Contemporary Silver and The Penland Book of Jewelry. Please review the detailed supply list below and let us know if you have any questions or would like assistance preparing for this class.
Students should bring The choice of metal is up to students, but John recommends copper for practice and silver for "keeper" projects. Silver can be purchased from any of the suppliers listed at the bottom of the page. Square Sterling Silver Wire for four-cornered bangle Copper Rod Stock for Practice suggested, but optional 12" 1 ft - 4 gauge Round Copper Rod Heavy gauge copper stock can also be found at Home Depot and Lowes, where it is sold by the foot from a large spool.
You may wish to check this out as an alternative source if one of these building suppliers is close by. Tools and supplies: Please Note: Metalwerx has hand tools available for use during class, but students may have to share. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tools listed below if they have them. Basic tool kit saw; saw blades pliers; needle files; etc. Try to include the following items: Notebook; sketchpad; pencils; etc. Manila file folders for pattern-making; old, used ones are fine Wide-nibbed permanent marker Pointed permanent marker e.
There are also hammers available in the studio for use during class but students may have to share. Participants are welcome to bring their own forging and planishing hammers if they prefer. Allcraft Tools in NYC now carries fully-dressed and polished, ready-to-use forging hammers.
All working surfaces have been ground smooth, and are polished bright. The heavier the hammer, the more efficiently it moves metal. John personally prefers the gram hammer, but either will work well. Optional tools: You may wish to bring your own anvil and base See recommended anvil info below.
I can provide portable anvil base plans upon request. Email: Planishing hammer e. Allcraft Rawhide mallet.
Masters Workshop with John Cogswell
That said you could always expand your income by giving tuition if you were UK based. I look forward to the PDFs as well. As Jill says a novice will be able to really test out the process. Jill, you are miles from being a novice! Cheers, ShinyLauren , PM I have the creative setting book by Cogswell and also an Anastasia Young book, but really struggled with setting until I booked some physical tuition. It was so useful to see all the ways in which my self taught setting was going horribly wrong!
Creative Stonesetting by John Cogswell
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