Zen and the Art of the Jeweler's Saw with Michael David Sturlin

Zen and the Art of the Jeweler's Saw with Michael David Sturlin

89 minutes

In this class, taught by renowned jewelry artist and teacher Michael David Sturlin, the Jeweler's Saw is embraced for it's unique properties and endless applications.

This class provides expert instruction with sawing skill development exercises that will perfect your sawing techniques.

This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!

Watch and listen as Michael reveals to you tips and techniques you need to know to use your Jeweler's Saw most effectively. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus artist Sturlin's detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!

Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.

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Michael David Sturlin’s involvement with precious metals began in 1970. His 40 year career as a studio jewelry artist, educator, writer, consultant, and award winning goldsmith includes recognition from the World Gold Council, the American Jewelry Design Council, and Jewelers of America New Designers Gallery. Michael’s internationally acclaimed jewelry focusing on minimalism in precious metal has been published in 85 magazine articles and is featured in the books Masters: Gold, Crocheted Wire Jewelry, Good Bones: the Elements and Principles of Design for Jewelry Makers, and The Metal Artist's Workbench: Demystifying the Jeweler's Saw. Faculty member of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts and a popular visiting guest artist, lecturer, and conference presenter, Michael shares his insight and expertise with students at every level from beginner to accomplished professional.

Covered In This Class: 
  • proper bench setup
  • correct sawing methods
  • blade choices
  • how to position lights for accurate sawing
  • hand and body positioning
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • silver
  • practice plates
  • jeweler's saw
  • scribe
  • pencil
  • dividers

Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.

Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.