Live 2 Day Live Workshop
with Ryan Gardner
All visitors, instructors, and students will be required to wear face masks at all times while in the building. We encourage social distancing as much as possible and frequent hand washing.
October 16-17, 2021, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
In this workshop, Ryan will demonstrate various ways of fabricating settings for different types of stones. He will show students how to make your own bezel wire and then how to fabricate bezel settings for cabochons and faceted stones. Ryan will also demonstrate how to fabricate a tab setting, and tube settings and flush settings.
More info about Ryan Gardner
Participation in the arts was always important to me growing up. A strong arts program in high school influenced my decision to pursue a degree in the arts. I chose the arts program at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio where I discovered and fell in love with metals. I was introduced to many artists, including Michael Boyd, who became an inspiration for me.
Upon graduation I apprenticed for Michael Boyd at his studio in Colorado. That experience turned into an eight year adventure that continues today. It was with Michael that I learned to work with and manipulate stone, adding a new element to my love of jewelry design.
Since being in Colorado I have started my own business, Ryan Gardner Designs. I now showcase my work in galleries across the country. I love working with combining stone and metal in new ways creating works of art for people to enjoy in their daily lives.
Workshop Artist Assistant
EARLY BIRD: $300/$325 (good through Aug.31)
Materials and Supplies
16 gauge fine silver round wire – 12 inches
16 gauge sterling silver round wire – 12 inches
18 gauge sterling silver round wire – 12 inches
16 gauge 22K round wire – 3 inches (Optional, If you want to try a gold bezel)
3.5mm heavy wall silver tubing – 2 inches
20 gauge sterling silver sheet – 3” x 3”
Various cabochons and faceted stones
3mm faceted stones (I will provide two per student)
Hard, medium and easy silver solder
Hand tools for fabrication: Saw, half round pliers, needle nose pliers, flat
Pliers, angle cutters, metal sheers, tweezers
Snap-on mandrel and sanding discs
Screw mandrel and separating discs
Small bezel mandrel
#68 drill bit
bezel setting punch
MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
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Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org
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Cancellation / Refund Policy
If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible. A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop. Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund. If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.