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Jewelry/Metal Arts: Streich Zone

Enameling, Forming, Fabricating

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

The Streich Zone
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: Streich Zone

The "Streich Zone” is the program's multifunctional room. Class lectures, critiques, and many guest artist talks are held here. It also contains the kilns used for enameling, or fusing powdered glass to create color and images on the surface of metal.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Karat Golds
  • Metal
  • Palladium
  • Platinum
  • Silver
  • Steel
  • Titanium

Tools and Equipment

  • Enameling Kilns (Large, Medium, and Small)
  • Natural gas torches
  • Electric Rolling Mill
  • Band saw for metal
  • Drill presses and flex-shafts
  • Step sheer, straight sheer
  • Buffing/polishing machines
  • Draw bench