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Jewelry Schools San Diego?


#1

Greetings. I was just about to write a response about North Seattle
Community College, which has some excellent instructors.
Unfortunately, Highline community college closed their rather more
comprehensive jewelry making program several years ago.

I recently moved down to San Diego, and am looking for jewelry making
classes and perhaps some connections to goldsmiths. I’ve been working
on my GG. I’m a little too far south to trek up to GIA on a regular
basis.

Leslie Sherman


#2

Leslie,
There is a wonderful jewelry program at the Crafts Center at UCSD.
The Summer quarter is currently in session and will end in September.
There is a month hiatus and the Fall quarter begins early October.

There is an online web site at www-crafts.ucsd.edu.

The jewelry studio is very well equipped, and they offer Studio time
in addition to class times. That makes it a very good value. There
are two instructors, Jay Whaley and Carol Sivets. Both with good
strengths.

I have taken classes from both of them, and now am in Jay Whaley’s
class and strongly recommend it.

SDSU also offers excellent jewelry classes. I have not yet taken a
class there, but do hope to do so in the future.

HTH
Terrie
Oceanside


#3

Have you looked into San Diego Mineral & Gem Society (located in
Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park) classes on
Silversmithing, Lapidary, and Gemology? Lots of excellent talent and
help there and also UCSD extension classes.


#4

Greetings from San Diego,

As far as jewelry schools go in the San Diego area, SDSU has a
nationally recognized jewelry program, GIA up in Carlsbad has an
intense (but expensive) jewelry manufacturing school, and the UCSD
Craft Center, (where I teach) has a well equipped jewelry studio and
classes. We also offer hot-glass, neon, welding and foundry
programs, as well. You can contact the Craft Center at (858) 534
2021, or check out the website. I believe some of the local colleges
also have jewelry programs, which you could investigate as well.
Check out Mesa, Palomar, Southwest, and Grossmont Colleges.

----Jay Whaley