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Solder in NJ


#1

Hi all, Can anyone suggest a means in or around central NJ where one
might learn basic silver soldering?

Thanks in advance,
-Elyssa


#2

There is a good teacher in the Frenchtown area of NJ, her name is
Marti Brown and her school is called The Odyssey. The phone number is
(908) 996-0777. Also, try a search on google.com, there are several
other schools with metalsmithing departments in the state. Good luck
and jump on in, the water’s fine!


#3

Hi Elyssa, Peter’s Valley Craft Education Center in Layton has a
wonderfully varied series of workshops, including a bunch on
metalworking (fine metals). I’d suggest checking out their
schedule: http://www.pvcrafts.org/

You don’t say specifically where you are, but if Bucks County
(Newtown) isn’t too far a hike, there’s Bucks County Community
College, which has an excellent jewelrysmithing program (as a matter
of fact, they have excellent arts programs all round, including
sculpture and foundry). Quite easy on the budget, too, even for
out-of-county residents. http://www.bucks.edu

Otherwise, I’d look at your local colleges/universities and see if
any of them have jewelry programs (I don’t know personally about
them).

Oh, and if you get interested in PMC, there’s Chris Darway in
Lambertville – excellent artist and runs PMC classes out of the
studio.

Good luck!
Karen Goeller