STUDIO CLASSES 

I am currently scheduling one on one and small group classes in my studio in Joseph, OR and Missoula, MT. 

 

Metal Smithing and Metal Clay Classes 

Classes in the studios are generally limited to three people. You can register or schedule classes by contacting me at info @ donamiller.com or 541.362.1237. Watch here for upcoming classes or contact me with your interests.  

If you have a special class request or want to schedule a private or small group class contact me. A class list of many of the standard classes I teach can be found here to give you ideas. 

For more advanced classes, these are often taught one on one in my studio in Joseph, OR or in Sue’s studio in Missoula, MT. So if there is a specific technique you want learn, or specific project you want help on, let me know and we can get that scheduled too. 

You Create Sessions 

If you have a specific project you would like to create, a wedding band, earrings with the beautiful stones you found at a gem show… We can do that too. These are generally scheduled as private sessions where I help you through the project, learning the skills specific to your project. Contact me at info @ donamiller.com.

Sue’s Studio – Missoula, MT

You can sign up for the following classes by contacting me at info @ donamiller.com.

Flush Setting – Dec 7 – FULL

Learn the ins and outs of flush settings. How to measure stones and stone setting burs. How to cut seats to fit the stone. And how to set the stones. This is an intermediate class, must be comfortable with basic skills.

Please contact me if you are interested in a small or private class in Missoula, MT or Joseph, OR. 

The Lifelong Learning Center – Missoula, MT

You can sign up for the following classes at The Lifelong Learning Center by going to their web page thelifelonglearningcenter.com or calling (406) 549-8765.

basic metal smithing class samples

Bezel Set Pendant – Dec 9 

Learn how to correctly size a bezel to a cabachon – correct height based on stone cut as well as circumference. Learn tricks for how to make the soldering and setting the stone easier.

Intro to Soldering Class. Dona Miller Studio

Intro to Soldering – Dec 12 

Learn the basics needed for successful soldering and how to troubleshoot problems. 

Form folding class cuff bracelet example.

Fold Forming Cuff Bracelet – Jan 6

Get out your torch and hammers and learn the basics form folding while creating a couple of cuff bracelets.

Round and rectangular hoop earrings example for class.

Classic Hoop Earrings – Feb 10

Learn to make a couple different styles of classic hoop earrings, Traditional round and edge rectangular. 

basic metal smithing class samples

Basic Silver Smithing – Mar 11

In this class you will learn the basics of metalsmithing, including cutting, sawing, piercing, texturing, shaping, filing, finishing and so much more.

purple amethyst ring

Bezel Set Rings – March tbd

Combine ring making and bezel setting and what do you get – a cool statement ring.

enamel earrings class samples

Intro to Enameling – April 7

Learn the basics of enameling. We will be working with enamel, copper and a torch. 

Creek Layered Pendant – April 8

Soldering, sawing and using a flex shaft control for shaping will be focused on in this intermediate level class.

Josephy Center – Joseph, OR

You can sign up for the following classes at The Josephy Center by going to their web page josephy.org or calling (541) 432-0505.