Architecture of a Ring & Going Tubular Classes
Architecture of a Ring classes - LEARN MORE
Have you ever gazed at a ring, and wondered how they put all those little pieces together to create one seamless masterpiece? Learn the technical skills needed to create a ring that is a unique expression of you!
Going Tubular classes begin 4/5/21 - LEARN MORE
Add more interest, movement and dimension to your jewelry! Learn to create finely made bezels of many shapes and sizes, bezel set even those tricky sharp-cornered gemstones beautifully, and make sweet opening bales, swivels, hinges and more.
***Please note, these classes are taught in sterling silver with the use of solder***
You DO NOT have to be a goldsmith to take these courses!
Many of you know me as a goldsmith and gold granulation master. Although this is true, here we are learning specific fabrication skills and bezel setting. All lessons are taught in the universal language of sterling silver. You are free to work in any metal, any alloy you are familiar with. We are not teaching fusing or anything concerning gold alloys, we are focusing on the techniques outlined above.
What It Is Like To Study With Kent Raible...
Kent Raible is not just a modern master. Kent is not just the best granulation artist around. He is not just a fabulous goldsmith and jewelry designer. Kent is also one of the best teachers in the world. He learned at the feet of masters in Germany, as I did, and then he developed his skills even further. Kent taught hundreds of students at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. Kent knows his stuff, loves what he does and shares his passion eagerly. His methods are complete and easier than you might think. Take this opportunity! You will only regret it if you don’t.
Artist, Creator, Founder and Former Director | The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, California
Kent is a master of granulation and a wonderful instructor- He also is the best fabricator I have ever known. I teach cloisonné workshops and I have brought Kent in to work with my students. He is very approachable, attentive and thorough, I would love to have him teach in my California classroom anytime!
Truthfully, Kent has inspired plenty of improvement in my work and helped to reignite the passion for making exceptional pieces. I am fusing rather than soldering more and more to build settings. The metalwork on my cloisonné pieces has grown dramatically and I will continue to learn from Kent whenever the opportunity arises. Studying with Kent online is an exciting prospect. I prefer my own tools and workspace, I prefer my own schedule and I prefer my own projects- Now I can have all of this and get Kent’s help too!
Founder, Artist & Creator | www.merryleerae.com
Being around Kent is a gift. By any measure, he is the most gifted teacher I have ever had the pleasure of being around. He is a combination of teacher, savant, and genius whose ability to share his incredible knowledge is amazing. For example, in class he may demonstrate something that seems difficult or impossible and you say to yourself “I can’t do that” – but guess what – with a combination of his teaching skill and his patience, you find yourself achieving things you never thought possible. I always feel grateful and inspired after any interaction with Kent – he is one of the greatest living goldsmiths – a true genius and a remarkable teacher. I can’t wait to be a student in his new workshop!
Artist & Creator | Edmonds, Washington
I was THRILLED to be able to get into Kent Raible’s ‘Going Tubular’ class. I have admired his work for a long time and was eager to learn anything he was willing to teach! I absolutely loved the format of the web-based course; access to on-line video modules along with a weekly live follow-up meeting for questions and answers. The modules were well organized, clear, easy to understand, and the step-by-step closeups of the work were very high quality.
Being able to talk live with Kent via the Zoom app was easy to set up on my iPad, and he was so generous with his time and knowledge when answering all of our questions. He is genuinely interested in our progress, our challenges and our successes.
I was initially very intimidated in the class, but his desire and excitement to see us succeed put that to rest in the first Zoom session. I give this class a 5 out of 5 star rating. I am excited for the next set of students taking the class – it was fantastic for me. I learned SO much. You won’t find a better instructor!
Artist & Creator | Tucson, Arizona
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