I did the Jewelry Technician Intensive at Revere a little over a year
ago. It was fun, fast paced and intensive. You work from 7am to 7pm
then late-night bench time six days a week.
Alan and all the instructors are top notch, always willing to help
with any question or interest. You are submersed in the jewelry
industry from the start. Because the school is in the Phlan Building
in San Fran and almost everybody in the building is dedicated to the
jewelry Industry in Northern California. You will meet people all day
long in the elevator that are jewelers. I even got offered a job one
day in the elevator with a casting house in the building. The
jewelery industry in San Fran knows Alan Revere and the type of
produced the school puts out. His network of former students is huge.
San Fran is one of my favorite cities. The food is great, the people
are well, eclectic and there is art everywhere.
The school has a list of places to stay while in San Fran - ranging
from not so nice area (the tenderloin) to swanky (Nob Hill) most
are within walking distance from the school. If not, the bus system
The work is hard, the people are great, the network of former
students is huge, the jewelry industry knows the top quality student
Alan puts out. So if you say you graduated from Revere Academy you
better be prepared to prove your stuff, because nothing less than top
quality craftsmanship will be expected of you.
Since graduating I am working as a Part-Time Repair Tech, keeps food
on the table, I will also have my work represented at a gallery in
New Port Beach CA (Revere Grad-87) and a Gallery in Burlington VT
(Revere Grad - 92) I met these people through networking and
accidental meeting. I have my first gallery show in 5 days - 100
pieces, OH My GGG better get back to work, pickle pot is boiling over
and the cat is killing 50 feet of 30guage wire that i dropped.
I hope this helps.