Shiny objects catch your eye? Ready to create your own designs in silver? In this class you will learn the basic foundations of silversmithing. Bring your creativity and an aptitude to try new things. We will cover soldering, fabricating, and hand-forming metal into your own design. This class offers you creative rein with your projects, including rings, necklaces, earrings, or simple metal objects. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the basics or grow as a fledgling jeweler. All tools and materials are provided. There will be a materials fee of $65 or more. Sterling silver will be available for purchase at the time of the class.
Michael Seiler is a goldsmith and jewelry designer in Lanesboro, Minnesota, and has been working in the metal arts since 1995, mastering the techniques of fabrication, stone setting, wax carving, stone cutting, and stone inlay work. He has worked with a number of prominent local designers and has taught metal-working classes at Minnetonka Center for the Arts and North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Michael is a recipient of the 2012 McKnight Established Artist Grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council and a 2014 Established Artist Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. He co-owns and operates Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro with fellow artist Liz Bucheit. Crown Trout Jewelers is currently celebrating its 21st year as the oldest artist-owned business on Lanesboro’s Main Street.