Gail  Ferguson

My training has been in both stone cutting and silver mountings. I have been trained in all levels of silversmithing and have taken classes form both Mack Thornton and Ralph Gielis both of whom have extensive history in designing and producing Southwestern style jewelry. My work has been and is being exhibited in galleries, festivals, museums, and fairs around Indiana, Arizona and North Carolina. I have been awarded first place in Indiana State Fair Professional Division and the same at the State Fair in North Carolina. Currently, I am teaching Cabochons, channel set inlay, silversmithing and intarsia at Fayetteville Technical College, North Carolina. For me it is a pleasure to watch students begin in the lapidary arts and grow beyond what they thought they could ever accomplish in Jewelry making.

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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 includes 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: $70.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $50
Prerequisites: None

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