Gail  Ferguson

Ms. Ferguson is a pioneer artist and works in both stone cutting and silver mountings. She has been trained in all levels of silversmithing basic, intermediate and advanced. Her work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals and museums, including the State Natural History museums of Indiana and North Carolina (Fayetteville). She has taught cutting cabochons, channel set inlay, silversmithing and simple intarsia at local gem and mineral clubs. She has attended several silversmithing classes at William Holland from 1990 to present in silver fabrication, stone cutting and casting. Gail is currently a member of the SFMS and provides several volunteer hours teaching and promoting this art every year (1990 to present) She takes pleasure in watching students grow in their skills and advance in the lapidary arts.

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Silver I - Gail Ferguson
If you are looking to learn the basics of metalsmithing this is the class for you. This class will take you from a beginner to master metalsmith. Some skills covered include shop safety, tool use, sawing techniques, stone setting and polishing, bring your tools, if you have them; what you do not have, the School will provide. Projects will include a ring, pendent, and a bracelet. Lab fee includes solder, brick, files, flux, saw blades, detailed instructor handout, and practice copper parts for soldering. Silver, copper, and stones will be available for purchase at market value.

Lab Fee: $90.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $50
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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