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Tool Training: Hot Craft Studio Jewelry Shop

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

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Somerville, United States

Tool Training: Hot Craft Studio Jewelry Shop

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Tool Training for Jewelry in the Hot Craft Studio: Students will learn the proper use and location of all the tools in the studio and to operate the acetylene gas tank, set up a soldering area, turn on and off the tank, use the polishing set up, the rolling mill, and the flex shaft.

Tool Testing will follow two weeks after training or by appointment with the shop monitor, and is necessary before a member is allowed to work independently in the shop - register now at



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Close-toed shoes, hair tie-backs.

Karen Christians

Instructor Biography:

Karen Christians is an educator and maker in the metal arts. She developed the metals program at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, founded Metalwerx in Waltham, a non-profit school for jewelry and the metal arts, and the new jewelry section of the Hot Craft Studio at Artisans Asylum in Somerville. She teaches nationally, lectures around the country, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of the book, "Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft." Karen holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently writing a second book, "The Jewelry of Burning Man."

Event Time:

Tool training is available in the Hot Craft Jewelry Shop on Thursdays, by appointment.


Have questions about Tool Training: Hot Craft Studio Jewelry Shop? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.


10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143


Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.


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