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Metals Studio

The Metals Studio engages with both contemporary and historical skill-sets and practices in jewelry, metalsmithing, and small-scale fabrication processes. Students are supported in realizing their artistic and conceptual goals in tandem with gaining practical. From design to prototyping to production, the shop supports a wide-range of material-based processes. Repoussé and chasing, mold-making and casting, stone-cutting and setting, welding and enameling, can be seamlessly integrated with digital technologies and conceptually-driven methodologies. Students gain access to the shop through metals courses, or may make an individual appointment with the Studio Manager to be trained on the equipment and cleared for shop access.

Features:

22 jewelry benches
10 Foredom flex shaft stations 
Oxy/propane mini-torch
3 gas/oxygen torch stations

Pulse arc welder
3D printing pens
Centrifugal casting machine for lost-wax casting
Dedicated raising, forming, and casting room
Anvils for use in small-scale forging
Hand-tools for stone-setting
Lapidary trim saw and wheel
Enameling kilns