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Examples of jewelry, flatware, and metal sculptures made by Joy Raskin

Joy teaches workshops and classes in a wide variety of jewelry and metalsmithing processes and techniques, from a number of venues located in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. A list of currently scheduled workshops appears below on this page, and this page is updated regularly.

She also offers customized workshops to interested groups or individuals, often in her studio.

Joy's main specialities are spoonmaking, wireweaving, stone setting (from the basic bezel to prong setting), making rings, and finishing jewelry or metal objects to get that perfect finish! Past workshops have also regularly included chainmaking including Viking chains and hand-knitted chains; silversmithing; metal-surface embellishment such as texturing sheet metal by roller printing, hammering, or keum-boo; hinges, clasps, closures, ear wires findings and cold connections; vessels, hollow forms and box-making, and gas-welding mild steel into sculpture or jewelry.

Groups or individuals interested in scheduling a customized workshop with Joy are encouraged to contact her by email at spoonladyjr@juno.com. A minimum of three students is needed to run a workshop. Workshops range from $95-$150 per person for one day, and $200-$300 for a two-day workshop. Materials, except for sterling silver or gold, are provided with the tuition fee. Joy also offers week-long intensive workshops.

Art schools, organizations or individuals interested in contracting for a workshop should contact Joy to discuss details.

Here is a list of Joy's currently scheduled workshops and/or classes:

Earrings in a Day!, Friday, July 10, 2015, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, League of N.H. Craftsmen Craft Center, Concord, NH, https://www.nhcrafts.org/courses/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=product&task=show&cid=2079&name=earrings-in-a-day&Itemid=460&category_pathway=0

Hinges and Clasps, Sat | Sun, July 11-12, 2015, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Hanover League of N.H. Craftsmen, Craft Studies Program, Hanover, NH, www.craftstudies.org

Tube, Bezels & Flush Settings, Friday, July 17, 2015, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, League of N.H. Craftsmen Craft Center, Concord, NH, https://www.nhcrafts.org/courses/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=product&task=show&cid=2080&name=tube-bezel-a-flush-settings&Itemid=460&category_pathway=0

Rings in a Day , Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Hanover League of N.H. Craftsmen, Craft Studies Progeam, Hanover, NH, www.craftstudies.org

Fun with Wire, Sunday, July 26, 2015, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Hanover League of N.H. Craftsmen, Craft Studies Progeam, Hanover, NH, www.craftstudies.org

Viking Knit Chains, Monday, August 17, 2015, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Metalwerx School of Jewelrymaking, Waltham, MA, www.metalwerx.com/workshop/555

Make Your Own Wire Chain, Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sandwich Home Industries, Center Sandwich, NH, https://www.nhcrafts.org/centersandwich/2015SHIEducation/2015SHIwebsiteADULT-TEENDescriptions.pdf

Tube Bezels and Flush Setting, Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Metalwerx School of Jewelrymaking, Waltham, MA, www.metalwerx.com/workshop/749

Spoons in a Day, Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Metalwerx School of Jewelrymaking, Waltham, MA, www.metalwerx.com/workshop/750

Weaving with Wire, Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, https://silvermineart.org/education/courses.php?id=18787

Tube Bezel Setting, Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, https://silvermineart.org/education/courses.php?id=18789

Wire Knitting, Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, https://silvermineart.org/education/courses.php?id=18790

Foldforming and Anticlastic Raising, October 10 - 12, 2015, Snowfarm Craft Program, Williamsburg, MA, public.snowfarm.org/public/Workshops.faces

Stone Setting, Sat | Sun, October 17-18, 2015, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, The Guilded Lynx Jewelry & Metal Arts Studio & School, Ridgefield, CT, http://www.guildedlynx.com/live/classes.php



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