1 Day Live Workshop: Beginner Intensive Series: Cold Connection Intensive - Rivets and Tube Setting

  • Saturday, July 31, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
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1 Day Live Workshop

Beginner Intensive Series:

Cold Connection Intensive - Rivets and Tube Setting 

with Piper Espey

Saturday, July 31st, 2021 

10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

Course Description

MAGG is now offering a project based Beginning Metalsmithing 1 Day Intensive. This class has been carefully designed to introduce the fundamentals of the craft. Students will learn to solder, file, saw, pierce, form, texture, stamp, as well as basic stone setting. 

In our July 2021 Beginner Intensive we will be designing pieces of wearable art using several methods of joining. Cold Connection is the connecting or joining of metal and other elements without using a source of heat! NO SOLDERING NEEDED! We will explore different types of Rivets, Tubes, Tabs, Grommets and more!!! Tube Setting will also be covered. Join us for intense day of FUN and CREATING. Tools are provided!

If you have been unable to commit to a lengthy course and want to see what the art of metalsmithing is all about, this is the course for you. Come get to know the studio and become familiar with our jewelry making tools and equipment. Join us to learn in a safe, and encouraging environment. Students will leave class with a finished piece of jewelry.

Pre-requisite: None! 

Artist Bio


Kimberly 'Piper' Espey

Atlanta Native Piper Espey grew up surrounded by all things metal.  As a daughter of a highly skilled metalsmith she learned from an early age the magic of moving metal.  Her chosen focus for undergraduate and graduate studies were Art and Psychology.  This 20 year teaching veteran is not only known for her passion for metalsmithing, but also for her patience and positive energy in the classroom.  The beginner intensive series have limited space to allow for more one-on-one instruction. Register quickly to reserve your spot!


Members or Non-Members:  $99 at time of registration online


$25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor


5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

Materials and Supplies

All materials needed for the class will be supplied by the instructor and MAGG tools will be available to use.  Please be sure to wear closed toed shoes, tie your hair back, wear a mask and be ready to learn!


Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually.

Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at

If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email

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.

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5353 Buford HWY NE

Atlanta, GA  30340

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