The metalsmithing program offers instruction in the manipulation of silver and other non-ferrous metals. Majors develop a broad range of skills including casting, raising, enameling, soldering, die forming, and niobium anodizing. Craftsmanship and design skills related to the field of contemporary jewelry are emphasized.
ART 2813: Metals I
Prerequisites: ART 1113, 1123, 1323 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to metalsmithing. The development of basic construction and manipulation processes of various non-ferrous metals. Minimum of four of the following techniques are covered: rivets, soldering, piercing, casting, enameling, raising, die-forming, and stone setting. Also various surface treatments will be explored including etching, stamping, roll milling, inlay, and patinas. Emphasis on design and craftsmanship.
ART 3813: Metals II
Prerequisite: ART 2813 or consent of instructor.
The continued development of metalsmithing skills and design in various non-ferrous metals. Minimum of four of the following techniques are covered: rivets, soldering, piercing, casting, enameling, raising, die-forming, and stone-setting.
ART 3823: Metals III
Prerequisite: ART 3813 or consent of instructor.
Advanced study in various metalsmithing processes and skill development with emphasis on continued individual exploration of design, ideas, and skill development.
ART 4813: Metals IV
Prerequisite: ART 3823 or consent of instructor.
Advanced study in various metalsmithing processes with emphasis on combining processes and stressing individual exploration of contemporary metals design and skill development.
ART 4823: Metals V
Prerequisite: ART 4813 or consent of instructor.
Advanced individual problems in metals with emphasis on the development of a personal direction stressing production of works to be included in the Senior Exhibition. May be repeated for credit.
Professor Suguru Hiraide