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Experience with Alchimia in Firenze, Italy?


#1

I’ll be taking a two week course at Alchimia, the contemporary
jewelry school in Firenze, Italy, and I wonder if anyone who’s been
there has any advice, tips, warnings, etc., they would like to share
about their experience and that would be helpful to know before
going.

Thank you!
MS


#2
I'll be taking a two week course at Alchimia, the contemporary
jewelry school in Firenze, Italy, and I wonder if anyone who's
been there has any advice, tips, warnings, etc., they would like to
share about their experience and that would be helpful to know
before going. 

You will love this school. But, if you have a particular gauge of
silver you like to use, you may want to bring some, because they
only use a very thick stock, and you have to draw down the wire, or
mill down the sheet, it takes a lot of time. You should also bring
your own saw blades, not because they won’t have any, but if your
blade breaks, you have to wait a while for the teacher to get you
one. If you have a particular type of flux you like, bring a bit of
it also. The kind they had was fine. I would like to say more, but I
am out of time this eve. I was there last year for the last two weeks
of Oct. It was wonderful!

Roxy Lentz


#3

Lona or Roxy?

Thank you so much for the tips! I hadn’t even thought about having to
roll sheet and draw wire, we’re so spoiled here. I’ll be there at
about the same time you did, also for two weeks. I’m going for a
conceptual program, curious to know what you did, and if you thought
it was enough time. Where did you stay? They just found a small
apartment nearby at a very reasonable price, I think I’ll take it.
I’d love to know more about your experience if you have the time.
Grazie mille!!

Mariana


#4

Mariana,

this is Roxy. You will love the school. I think if you have a
particular problem you want to solve it will be a better experience.
I thought they would have a project we all would work on, but there
were 4 to 6 there off and on, and we were all doing something
different, and at different stages. The teachers are very nice, speak
very good English. You will want to bring saw blades, because when I
was there, when one broke, I had to wait for the teacher to get me
one, and it could take upto 15 min waiting for her to get done with
someone else.