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Silveramics: Porcelain and Sterling Silver Jewelry

Course Overview

When clay meets stone and silver meets ceramic, “silveramics” is born. Merging David and Molly's media of clay and metal, respectively, this playful approach to jewelry making has been created by husband and wife team David Voorhees and Molly Sharp, long-time North House instructors. Students will work at their own pace with both materials to create unique jewelry pieces. Each day will be focused on a different technique in each medium. Using diamond encrusted drill bits, Molly will teach students to drill holes in ceramic, glass, and North Shore pebbles. She will also cover bezel setting, sawing, filing, forming, and soldering sterling silver. David will guide students working with fresh porcelain to make elements and embellishments in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and surfaces that will get fired quickly each night. Students will learn the clay techniques of forming, carving, sgraffito, nerikomi, burnishing, silver and gold lustre, and gold leaf treatments. Enjoy four days of play, design, and experimentation, resulting in beautiful and unique jewelry pieces. While no prior experience with clay is necessary, some soldering experience is helpful but not required. Students should have good eyesight or bring magnification.


Tue, Oct 8th, 2019  –  Fri, Oct 11th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 4 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $380.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Tue, Aug 27th, 2019
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($50-$75)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

Magnification. Opti-visors are suggested which can be purchased from any jewelry supply company. Rio Grande in Albuquerque NM is suggested:

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Tue, Aug 27th, 2019
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.