Plique-á-jour enameling and filigree wirework, Japanese inlay, textile techniques in metal, Argentium, and dental techniques are five of the subjects that will be offered during the Revere Academy’s 2007 Masters Symposium, to be held April 7–29. The academy will host eight master craftspeople from around the world teaching two- and five-day workshops in their specialized areas. Classes are offered at all levels, from absolute beginner to advanced.
This year, Japanese master metalsmith Naohiro Yamada will teach traditional Japanese inlay and engraving techniques. Arline Fisch, author of Textile Techniques in Metal, will demonstrate the specialized methods she employs in her work. Cynthia Eid will teach the first class at Revere on working with Argentium, the new sterling alloy. Eid will instruct students on how to make sophisticated 3-D forms in her class, Hydraulic Press for Jewelry. Plus, Harold O’Connor will teach avant-garde techniques for inlaying metal into other materials in a new class, Dental Techniques for Jewelers.
The academy will host a Wednesday evening slide/reception for visiting masters, which is open to the public.