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Sterling earrings
(intermediate)

Whether it's bookbinding (traditional or contemporary), jewelry making, soldering with a torch, enameling, artist's books (metal, glass, wood and more) take time to immerse yourself and really meet your goals for your time. For inspiration, the studio is stuffed with handmade books, jewelry and other works of art. Take a look at the photos from previous classes to get a feel for the broad range of exciting possibilities.

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Beginning to intermediate

Are you ready for the next step? Do you have a million questions? Are you a shy learner? Do you want to put together a class for you and your friends? Do you dream of making a complex, multi-media, multi-skill project and need help? Are you taking beginner classes and wanting more? A private class with Christine Cox may be the solution.


Enameled copper flower
(Beginner)

Semi-Private Classes
with Christine Cox

To sign up or to make inquiries please email Christine at:
Email: info@volcanoarts.com

 

Thinking of a class? Here are just a few of the topics I teach. Let's plan a class together!

Metalsmithing Bookbinding Outside the Box
  • Metalsmithing basics
  • Cold-connections
    (tube and wire rivets)
  • Hydraulic press basics
  • Soldering basic to intermediate
  • Soldering hollow forms
  • Etching metal
  • Jewelry bails and findings
  • Trinket boxes


Sterling and copper trinket boxes

  • Bookbinding basic to intermediate
  • Books with metal or wooden covers
  • Exposed-spine stitches
  • Cased-in bindings
  • Laced bindings
  • Multiple-needle Coptic or Greek
  • Sewing on or off frame
  • Metal furnishings for books (traditional or contemporary)


Book sewn on frame

  • Books with glass covers
  • Bead blasting glass
  • Torch-fired and kiln-fired enamels
  • Cloisonné basics
  • Making steel tools
    (stamps, repoussé and chasing)


Bead-blasted glass book

My students enjoy coming back for classes again and again.

In the past, classes have been designed for; Beginning and intermediate bookbinders and metalsmiths, Etsy and other online shop owners, instructors needing class-planning help, a college professor with a study grant, former students wanting to finish projects or practice skills, a professor on sabbatical, groups wanting to learn projects together, out of state/country travelers and others. Email me if you're interested and we'll discuss all the wonderful possibilities. Let's start planning your trip to beautiful Volcano!

Pricing and other stuff

  • $100 a day, 1 - 3 days

  • Semi-private (you may not be the only student in the class, though chances are high that you will be). If you want your class to be absolutely private, email me and we'll work it out.

  • Materials included, though options like exotic woods, sterling silver and gold are extra. If working in copper, nickel-silver, brass and poplar are OK with you, there is no materials fee (totally up to you)

  • We'll supply lunch as part of the class fee. Let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

  • No alcohol during class hours. We have water, ice tea, apple juice and other beverages for you.

Classes cannot be purchased with discounted gift certificates, though regular-price gift certificates are welcomed. Please email me to set up the gift.

Visa/MasterCard/Discover/PayPal and checks accepted for class fees

Studio EquipmentThe Volcano Arts Studio is Christine's "working studio." You will be working with her equipment and hand tools for the duration of the class. Each student is issued a tool box and a small bench for use while working in the studio.

Metalsmithing
  • Hydraulic Press

  • Bead Blasting Cabinets

  • Drill Press

  • Etching Tanks

  • Draw Bench

  • Metal Shear

  • Rolling Mill

  • Polishing Motor

  • Grinders

  • Disk and Belt Sanders

  • Flex Shafts

  • Oxy/Propane Torch

  • Air/Acetylene Torches

  • MAPP Torches

  • Butane Torches

  • Light Forming Dies

  • Hand Tools for
    individual students

Bookbinding
  • Schärf-Fix Paring Machine

  • Plough

  • Guillotine Cutter

  • Sewing Frames

  • Nipping Presses

  • Finishing Presses

  • "French Groove" Presses

  • Routers

  • Hand Tools

Glass and Enamels

  • Kilns and Molds

  • Torches

  • Bead Blasting Cabinets

  • Flat Lap

  • Glass Grinder

  • Drill Press

  • Cutters

  • Soldering Equipment

Bookbinding and kits

Metalsmithing and
silver soldering

Soft soldering and stained glass

Eyelets, etc.

Storage

Marbled paper
and marbling supplies

Books and videos

Embellishments
and mica

Sales and specials

Newsletter

Classes

The Muse

Idea center

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Home