An assortment of creative projects designed and created by our Spring 2019 Senior Jewelry students. V.P. in Grade 11 wanted to try something a bit different, and riveted, shaped, and tempered the multi-layer flower pictured here. Also included are sweat-soldered projects, and a bestie puzzle pendant (one piece for each of six pals). Amazing work, everyone!
Grade 12 student C.B. designed this amazing table – he welded the base in our Jewelry/Metalwork class, and C.F. and W.G. in Senior Woodwork helped him out with the gorgeous cherry tabletop. Excellent work!
Grade 12 student J.B. wanted to try his hand at blacksmithing/forging! Sadly, the Highland shop no longer has a forge, but we made do with a torch. Awesome self-directed project – check out that detail!
This year, we took over the welding bay, with plans to increase opportunities for Jewelry/Metalwork students to try out welding here at Highland. There are many great opportunities in our area for students who decide this might be a career option, including the Metal Mechanical Trades Sampler program at Isfeld (more information here), and the Trades Training apprenticeship/scholarship program at North Island College Campbell River (more information here). Pieces below completed by CB and JB in Grade 12.
In Spring 2018, we had a professional jeweller and college instructor, Cheryl Jacobs, come into our class to talk about local advanced education and entrepreneurship in jewelry-making (See the “Other Awesome Resources” section on this website to view her work). Cheryl shared new skills with us, and worked with students in both Junior and Senior Jewelry. Pictured here are a variety of cuffs designed by students – these projects incorporated leather work, riveting, and texturing and tempering metal.