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If you want to learn to engrave, set stones, or make jewelry with our tools, here are schools you should explore!
I’ve had the pleasure of studying with some of the best master engravers and stone setters in the world and have learned a lot from all of them. There is nothing like great training to open your mind and improve your skill level. That’s why we support many schools world wide where you can explore new techniques, expand your skills, and try new tools like the PulseGraver®. --Tira
Peter Keep, a Master Jeweler from Australia with over 40 years of experience, has been teaching online since 2007. Motivated by the need to train apprentices in the remote areas of Western Australia, Peter has expanded Jewellery Training Solutions' website to include 908+ courses and over 2000 videos & tutorials for beginners, advanced jewelers and pros who want to refine their skills.
Peter is beginning a new Pro series of videos to teach stone setting using the PulseGraver®. The first is Bezel Setting using a PulseGraver where Peter teaches how to set round, square, oval, emerald cut, pear shape and marquise cut stones.
To complement Peter’s lessons, or for people who just need a quality practice set to hone their skills, Engraver.com is offering Peter’s Stone Setting Kits. Each kit contains multiple, high quality brass cast settings and appropriately sized stones for jewelers to hone their skills. Both the Round & Square and Shaped Stone kits that accompany Peter’s course are available on Engraver.com.
Joacim Jansson is a Master Engraver based in Hjo, Sweden. His unique studio has living quarters for the 2-3 students he teaches per course. Living accommodations are built into the cost of his courses.
Joacim teaches stone setting, hand engraving and design using a wide range of tools including the PulseGraver®.
Course schedules, pricing, and contact information are on Joacim's website.
JIA offers unique and highly personalized courses, creating an environment to nurture, educate and encourage creative individuals to achieve the highest level of success. The courses are taught by visiting instructors or the JIA’s founder, Gabriel Owen. Along with other tools, JIA has a PulseGraver® on site to try, and students who own PulseGravers are welcome to bring them to courses so they can learn using their own equipment.
Ray Cover, Jr., is a trained teacher and highly skilled engraver who has been teaching engraving since 2006. His school has grown and recently opened a new location in Arcadia, Missouri. Ray limits his classes to 8 students. His wide range of courses include Basic Engraving, Intermediate Engraving, Bulino, Flare Cutting, Gold and Metal Inlay, Sculpted Engraving and individualized private instruction.
Along with other tools, Ray has a PulseGraver® on site to try, and students who own PulseGravers are welcome to bring them to courses so they can learn using their own equipment.
BoMA is the premier jewelry making and metal arts school in Colorado. They teach a wide variety of jewelry making skills to beginners and professionals. Their workshops are open to members first, then to the public. Classes are usually 8 students or less. Membership is $45 per year and includes discounts on classes, participation in the annual BoMA Jewelry Design Challenge, and promotion at a local partner gallery. They also offer Open Studio time for members at very affordable rates.
With the addition of PulseGravers, BoMA is expanding its curriculum to include hand engraving.
GMU is a fully accredited vocational and technical school for jewelry and watchmaking. They teach both full and part time courses for goldsmiths, silversmiths, stone setters, watch makers, engravers, metal workers, manufacturers, polishers, platers, precious metal testers, and of course, jewelers. Meistergraveur Nina Kaiser, also of Stankus Arts, is their engraving instructor. The GMU engraving program focuses on traditional hand tools, but they have a PulseGraver® to try for either engraving or stone setting.
The Pennsylvania Gunsmith School is a private post-secondary educational institution located in the Pittsburgh suburbs. PGS offers a 16 month Master Gunsmithing Program® with over 2,000 hours of hands-on machining experience. Starting in 2020, they added hand engraving to their curriculum taught by Master Engraver Brian Powley. PGS uses the PulseGraver® to teach their students.
All prices are in USD