Jewelry and Small Metals

Hours

Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm

Fri 9:30am-6pm

 

Location

Art Building 210

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The Jewelry and Small Metals facility (JSM) features 24 dedicated workstations outfitted with individual Foredoms, torches, and hand tool kits. The main classroom features fully-stocked hand tool cabinets, a variety of forming stakes and hammers, three anvils, a large jump shear, a Beverly shear, and a 12” guillotine shear, and three buffing machines. Dedicated wax working, annealing, and investment areas are equipped with ventilation. A large degassing vacuum chamber is available for degassing investment and molds. An attached lab houses casting equipment, a TIG welder, large drill presses, grinding stations, and a sandblaster.

Casting

The fully-ventilated casting area has three programmable kilns dedicated to lost wax burnouts. In addition to a large Romanoff centrifugal casting machine, there is a vacuum casting machine, Electro-melt furnace, and various ingot molds. 

Metalsmithing

JSM is well equipped with forming stakes, an assortment of hammers and mallets, three anvils, multiple stake holders, and a variety of specialty forming blocks.

Enameling

JSM has a dedicated enameling station fully stocked with Thompson enamels. Three programmable Paragon kilns with viewing windows can accommodate everything from jewelry to vessels.

Precision tools

JSM has three high-speed drill presses and a Sherline benchtop lathe and mill.

JSM, fondly referred to as the Jlab, is equipped with everything you need to create fabricated and cast jewelry and small metal sculpture. The lab supports Art 47, a beginning fabrication course; Art 147, an advanced fabrication course with rotating topics including wearable sculpture, machines in metal, and advanced soldering and cold connections; and Art 149, a casting course with rotating topics including pattern and moldmaking, multiples and modular design, and Lost wax casting.

Come by and check us out!