Debra  Cobia

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci. As a jewelry artist, I use traditional metalsmithing techniques to create wearable art. My work is characterized by clean, uncluttered lines and enhanced by with the use of texture and color. I live in Carrollton, Georgia where I am a member of the Carrollton Artists Guild and the Georgia Goldsmiths Group. Samples of my work may be seen at debracobia.com.

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Silver II - Debra Cobia
Debra Cobia and Vaughn Millner will team teach this class.The focus of this course is on advancing the basic design and fabrication skills developed in Silver I to create more complex, expertly finished metal jewelry. The instructors select three projects to accomplish the course objectives. Within those parameters, students are encouraged to design and fabricate pieces of jewelry that reflect their personal aesthetic. Advanced skills and techniques such as making unique clasps, setting stones in unusual ways, piercing, designing with hollow forms, and applying surface techniques will be explored.
There is a basic tool kit available for student use however, Silver II students may bring favorite tools such as pliers, saw frame, sheers, setting tools, etc. as well as stones they would like to set. A flat, coarse file and a miter jig are especially helpful. The lab fee includes consumables (e.g. solder, saw blades, finishing materials, soldering surface, etc.) and the use of specialty tools needed for the project.
Lab Fee: $100
Estimated Materials Cost: $200-300
Prerequisites: Two silver I classes or permission of instructor and good grasp of fabrication techniques (basic stone setting, sawing, filing, etc.), studio safety, and the ability to solder with predictable results.
Actual cost of project kits will be based on the silver market

Lab Fee: $100.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200-$300
Prerequisites: Two silver I classes or permission of instructor

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