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Jewelry / Metal Arts: Classroom Studio

Learning, Demonstrating, Building Community

Last updated on Jan 13, 2022

Regular Studio Hours for Jewelry/Metal Arts
Monday-Friday, 8am-12am
Saturday-Sunday, 8am-10pm

Please contact the Studio Manager directly or email shops@cca.edu with any questions.

The Classroom Studio
Shaklee Building
Oakland Campus

Spring 2022: On-Campus Studio Access

CCA continues to provide access to on-campus studios and shops as permitted to do so by the San Francisco and Alameda Departments of Public Health.


About the Jewelry / Metal Arts: Classroom Studio

The main classroom is equipped with 18 professional jeweler's benches with flex-shafts, a communal soldering area, two drill presses, a bench shear, a rolling mill, an instructional video monitor, an art display case, and various hand tools designed for metal-smithing.


Specializing in These Materials

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Karat Golds
  • Palladium
  • Platinum
  • Resin
  • Silver
  • Steel
  • Titanium
  • Wax

Tools and Equipment

  • Natural gas torches
  • Rolling Mill
  • Hydraulic press
  • Citric acid pickle baths
  • Drill presses and flex-shafts
  • Step sheer, beverly sheer, straight sheer
  • Buffing/polishing lathes
  • Orion i200 pulse arc welder
  • Puk 5 precision impulse welder
  • Small lathe mills
  • Formlabs 3, 3D printer
  • G-Tec TB-30 natural gas booster
  • Casting equipment (kilns, centrifuge, and vacuum caster)
  • Wax injector
  • Electrical etching bath for non-ferrous metals
  • Metal forming/forging hammers, stakes, and anvils
  • Band saw (wood or metal)
  • Sanders (wet or dry)
  • Glass Bead blaster
  • Draw bench
  • Titan stone cutting lathe
  • Gryphon C-40 diamond band saw

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