Professional Jeweler Archive: Revere Academy Announces Classes

June 2001

For Your Staff/Bench Education

Revere Academy Announces Classes

Clasps, bench tricks, granulation, anticlastic forming and platinum casting are all on tap

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, San Francisco, CA, will introduce several new classes in the upcoming Summer/Fall term.

Alan Revere will explain the construction of jewelry mechanisms in “Clasps, Hooks, Locks & Catches.” He also will share dozens of his trade secrets in a two-day “Bench Tricks” class.

In addition, “Granulation and Anticlastic Forming” will be taught by Ronda Coryell, who studied closely with jewelry artists and metalsmiths Jean Stark and Michael Good.

“Platinum Casting,” taught only once a year, will be offered this semester. And master wax carver Dean Wilson will share his expertise in “Advanced Wax Modeling.”

In addition, Alan Revere will teach “Jewelry Technician Intensive” beginning Oct. 17. This eight-week program provides total immersion as preparation for a career in jewelry. The format includes 40 hours per week in the studio and meetings with local jewelry manufacturers, benchworkers and designers. Graduates earn the academy’s jewelry technician diploma and are prepared for certification as a JA® Bench Jeweler Technician.™

The Summer/Fall session, which begins in July and runs through October, also includes the academy’s regular curriculum of short classes that can be taken individually or as part of the requirements for the school’s jewelry technician and graduate jeweler diplomas. All classes are taught by prominent master goldsmiths and other experts.

For schedules, more information and a free video tour, contact Revere Academy, 760 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 391-4179, fax (415) 391-7570,,

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