Prong Stone Setting. A workshop with Regine Schwarzer

Workshop  /  ShortCourses   Making   Technics  /  12 Aug 2023
Published: 01.08.2023

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Learn the technique of prong stone setting under the guidance of highly experienced jeweller Regine Schwarzer.
This one-day course covers how to accurately measure and construct a four-prong setting out of sterling silver, correct methods for claw forming and finishing, and how to seat and set a stone in the fabricated setting.

All required tools and materials will be supplied, including:
- one 6mm cubic zirconia
- required silver wire, chenier and sheet for construction of one prong setting

Cost: $275

Suitable for participants aged 18+ (or 16+ if attending with a guardian/caregiver)
Duration: 1 x 5 hour session.
Time: 12 - 5 pm.
Class dates: Saturday 12th August 2023.

This workshop is suitable for intermediate to advanced-level students who have completed JamFactory's Level 2 Silver Jewellery course or higher.

Location: JamFactory Jewellery and Metal Studio.
Teaching Studio 1, Level 2, 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide.

About the Tutor:
Regine Schwarzer, Born in Germany, Schwarzer grew up in Bavaria, training in jewellery-making and metalwork at the Zeichenakademie Hanau, one of the oldest training institutions in Europe, and holds a Masters Degree in Visual Arts and Design.
Schwarzer’s moved to Australia in 1993 profoundly influenced her work as she discovered a passion for rocks and minerals which occur in abundance here. Inspired by the colours and structures of these minerals, her work is a continual exploration of the possibilities offered by engaging with minerals and rocks in cut and uncut form. She exhibits widely nationally and internationally; her work is included in many private and public collections. Throughout her career Schwarzer has spent time mentoring emerging jewellers, lectured at the College of the Arts and presented workshops in Adelaide and Interstate.

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