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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:

Wire Weaving with Joy Raskin, Sat|Sun, September 14 and 15, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Wesleyan Potters, Middleton, CT, https://wesleyanpotters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FALL-2019-_Adult-Classes-and-Workshops-_FINAL-7.8.pdf

Stonesettings - From Bezels to Prongs, September 18 to December 11, 2019, weekly on Wednesday, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, (no class dates October 9 and 16 and November 27), Metalwerx, Waltham, MA, https://metalwerx.com/class-detail/stone-setting-bezels-prongs-1

Metalsmithing with Joy Raskin, September 18 to November 20, 2019, weekly on Wednesday, 10 classes, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA, https://www.lexart.org/lexart-f

Soldering Tips and Tricks, Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT, http://guilfordartcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/GACFall19-Catalog-Links.pdf

All About Riveting with Joy Raskin, Sunday October 13, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA, https://www.lexart.org/lexart-f

Keum-boo Workshop, Saturday November 16, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA, https://register.worcestercraftcenter.org/CourseStatus.awp?Course=202MWA317

Making Measuring Spoons, Sunrday November 17, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA, https://register.worcestercraftcenter.org/CourseStatus.awp?Course=202MWA135


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