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Jewelry / Metal Arts: Classroom Studio

Learning, Demonstrating, Building Community

Access hours may vary but generally hours for qualified students are as follows:
Week 1 & 2 8:00am to 12am
Week 3 to 13 8:00am to 4:00am
Week 14 & 15 24 hour access

The Classroom Studio
Shaklee Building
Oakland Campus

Privileges include access to the studio outside class times, access to most studio tools and equipment, and the ability to work in a tight community of metal-smiths and makers in a professional setting.

Access to the studio varies depending on the level of the student. No one student is allowed in the studio alone; there must be a minimum of two students to remain working in the studio, and one of the two must be an approved monitor. To become an approved monitor, one must have completed J/MA-1A or equivalent and have taken the Safety Test. Completion of the test gives a student the door code and the ability to work and monitor outside of class time. Beginning students are not given the code to the doors and are only allowed in the studio after class hours if accompanied by at least one qualified monitor. If two students remain in the studio and one wishes to leave, both must close down and vacate at the same time.

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
  • Silver
  • Steel
  • Titanium

Tools and Equipment

  • Natural gas and acetylene 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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